Work is going full speed ahead now, the one claim we have out is going to the final stage before repatriation. We had to get support letters from all the tribes who had historic presence from where the remains are originally from. This is a pretty common request by museums and all of the tribes we’ve contacted, even those out of state, have been more than willing to lend their support. Indians, across the board for the most part, want the ancestors back in the ground.
But spring is time to take care of the graves here, get outside and make sure our cemeteries are maintained. This winter was pretty mild, so I don’t expect many down trees, but I am sure limbs are littered everywhere. In all the NAGPRA work being done, it’s always good to keep rooted in the community and take care of home base, even if it’s mowing lawsn at the cemeteries and fixing crosses.