American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation
Mending The Circle
News & Notes
AIRORF’s 2002 fundraising card
Photograph © Marilyn Youngbird, Hidatsa/Arikara, 2001;
Models: Jessica Grinnell and Zaysha Amari Grinnell, Hidatsa
Marilyn Youngbird, a tribal member of the Arikara and Hidatsa Nations, is a renowned holistic health care practitioner, teacher, and lecturer who has presented cultural sensitivity training seminars and traditional Native American holistic health care workshops in the United States, Bosnia Herzegovina, Japan, Croatia, Canada, Sweden, and Russia.
Marilyn has been a Trustee of the American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation since 1993.
Monument Valley, Navajoland
Photograph © Marcia Keegan
Marcia Keegan. Mother Earth, Father Earth: Pueblo and Navajo Indians of the Southwest.
Clear light Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1974, 1988
Rita Reif. “Buyer Vows to Return 3 Masks to Indians,” The New York Times
, May 22, 1991.
This photograph accompanied the first article written about Elizabeth Sackler’s purchase of three masks at Sotheby’s Fine American Indian Art Auction on May 21, 1991. The masks were all returned to their nations of origin. This marked the inspiration for American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation.
Photograph © Gabriella Hamilton
Members of the Blood Tribe of Alberta, from left to right: the late Daniel Weasel Moccasin, Rosaline Black Plum, Sylvia Weasel Head, Chris Weasel Head, and Frank Weasel Head.
Photo accompanied the story A look At International Repatriation, by Dr. Betty White in AIRORF’s News & Notes, Volume 7, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2000