April 18, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mulvane Art Museum - Rita Blitt Gallery

Scholars, professors, and activists gather for a panel discussion that explores issues regarding the collection and repatriation of cultural artifacts and the threats posed to indigenous cultural heritage sites across North, Central, and South America. Panelists will present their research and contribute to the discussion surrounding the significance of cultural preservation and issues of indigenous heritage protection, including site looting, antiquities trafficking, and the role of museums in the acquisition and repatriation of these items.  Panelists include:

  • Courtney Little Axe, Assistant, Native American Graves Repatriation Act, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles
  • E. Felicia Cisneros, Graduate Student, Global Policy: Arts and Cultural Management,  University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Laura Murphy, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department,  Washburn University, Topeka
  • Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani, PhD. Candidate, Anthropology Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence

This event is organized by E. Felicia Cisneros and the Tonantzín Society.  Refreshments will be served.

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