Repatriation And Restorative Justice: From Native American Remains And Sacred Objects To Nazi Art Theft



  • Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
  • Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution 
  • Additional Speaker To Be Announced 

This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust-era. Jennifer Kreder will discuss how museums have undermined the mission of the WWII Army Monuments Men (and Women), which entailed the recovery and return of art plundered during the Nazi era whenever and wherever it could be found. Jackie Swift will speak about the process of restoring Native American cultural items and human remains including funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from museum collection to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated tribes, clans, villages, and/or organizations. Conversation will follow regarding the concept of restorative justice within these two cultural contexts. This event is FREE, but registration is requested.

Date and Location

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kupferberg Holocaust Center
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222-05 56th Avenue
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