29. Why is repatriation a religious issue for many Native communities?
Greg Johnson [+]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Greg Johnson teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life. His research focuses on the intersection of religion and law in Indigenous contexts, with particular attention to repatriation, burial protection, and sacred land claims.
This entry considers the politics of repatriation with special attention to human remains (ancestors) and sacred objects.