The Smithsonian is returning human remains to Shishmaref that were excavated over 80 years ago. The remains of an estimated 48 people will come back this summer, along with 6 funerary objects associated with burials. An additional 72 objects will go to St. Lawrence Island. The Shishmaref items and bodies came to the Smithsonian through [...]
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In Wednesday’s news: Governor signs Senator Olson’s bill creating the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council; Smithsonian to return human remains to Shishmaref; Federal judge extends protest-free zone around Shell’s drilling vessels; The Nome School Board looks to boost attendance and will further examine attendance and tobacco policies.
NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.