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Members of 19 Native American tribes that once called Indiana home traveled to IU Bloomington this spring to consult with faculty and staff about crucial but complex questions regarding the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. For many of the approximately 30 tribal representatives, it was their first time to visit […]

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The month of June 2015 found IU anthropologists Jayne-Leigh Thomas and April Sievert over 350 miles above the Arctic Circle in Barrow, a town with a population of 4,000 on Alaska‚Äôs North Slope. Bundled against the 40-degree summer cold, they ate maktak (bowhead whale skin with blubber) and natchiq (seal meat), and then Thomas was […]