The Association on American Indian Affairs calls on Congress to Support the Safeguarding Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act
On April 22, 2021 the Association sent a letter in support of the Safeguarding Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, and urged Congress to not only pass the Act but to consider strengthening the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the protection of Sacred Places.
Read and download our full letter.
Read more about the STOP Act.
The STOP Act prevents the export of Native American cultural heritage so it can be sold overseas. When our sensitive items cross the borders, we lose our power to return them home. The STOP Act further requires the exporter to prove they have rightful ownership of Native American made items.
WHAT YOU CAN DO.
You can help strengthen our efforts in supporting the STOP Act by adding to our voice. Please encourage your representatives to pass the Act. You can easily contact your officials by texting "RESIST" to 50409 or visiting congress.gov.
If you represent a MUSEUM, NATIVE NATION, are a NATIVE ARTIST, ATTORNEY, ACADEMIC, please write your own letter of support by following this guideline.
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