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Sonya Atalay, Nika Collison Jisgang, Te Herekiekie Herewini, Eric Hollinger, Michelle Horwood, Robert W. Preucel, Anthony Shelton, and Paul Tapsell

Edited by Jennifer Shannon

authors below attest to, transformative work for all who are involved, whether they are from a museum, Indigenous community, or both. Sonya Atalay (Anishinaabe—Ojibwe) University of Massachusetts Amherst Repatriation is healing. Rituals of repatriation

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The Ritual Labor of Reconciliation

An Autoethnography of a Return of Human Remains

Lotten Gustafsson Reinius

the didgeridoo. Then it was time to go through the smoke. Theoretical and Curatorial Perspectives Rituals of repatriation involve transformations of institutions, objects, and relations. In this article, I discuss the ceremonies involved in the

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Helen A. Robbins and Leigh Kuwanwisiwma

While repatriation legislation in the United States was always intended to be restorative, the highly ritualized, bureaucratic processes involved often serve to reinscribe the very power structures they are, in theory, designed to remedy. This

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Introduction

Repatriation and Ritual, Repatriation as Ritual

Laura Peers, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius, and Jennifer Shannon

survival. The editors and authors of this special section of Museum Worlds have taken a different set of perspectives. We explore repatriation as ritual: a set of highlighted performances enacting cosmological beliefs for a special purpose, deeply

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The Magic of Bureaucracy

Repatriation as Ceremony

Laura Peers

-mail, by publication of decisions, by letter, through formal minuted committee meetings, and by carefully planned face-to-face visits; it follows institutional policy and cultural protocol. Such actions are performed carefully, formally—ritually. While the

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Unpacking the Museum Register

Institutional Memories of the Potlatch Collection Repatriation

Emma Knight

Society 1975 ; Sanborn 2009 ; Saunders 1995 ; 1997 ; Webster 1988 , 1991 , 1992 , 1995 ). My contribution seeks to place this case within a discussion of administrative repatriation rituals. Terence Turner (1977: 61–62) defines ritual as

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The Three Burials of Aslak Hætta and Mons Somby

Repatriation Narratives and Ritual Performances

Stein R. Mathisen

Introduction: History, Ethnic Conflicts, the Dead, and Their Remains The historical backdrop for the events, narratives, and ritual ceremonies discussed in this article is the Kautokeino rebellion of 1852, leading to the death sentence and

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Sandra H. Dudley and Conal McCarthy

binary and oppositional frames. Here, however, repatriation is examined in the context of (indigenous, museum, and other), and as , ritual. It is an advance of perspective that not only challenges conventional assumptions about epistemological and

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Holistic Houses and a Sense of Place

Contextualizing the Bishop Museum Hale Pili Exhibit through Archaeological Analyses

Jennifer G. Kahn

understanding within the context of early postcontact Hawaiian society. In order to provide a broader social, cultural, and ritual context for the hale pili , I posed several questions that I hoped to address with ongoing fieldwork, lab work, and archival

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Tlingit Repatriation in Museums

Ceremonies of Sovereignty

Aldona Jonaitis

both participants and viewers that these are not mere routine rituals but instead embody deep bonds to their past, present, and future. Transforming Museum Staff into Believers Repatriation involves the encounter of different realms of culture and