Asia Pacific

Long Journey Home: The Repatriation of Indigenous Remains Across the Frontiers of Asia and the Pacific

From the late 18th century onwards Indigenous human remains were acquired by museums and private collectors. Early examples of Indigenous opposition to this practice, as well as attempts to retrieve their Ancestors, are reflected in the rise of the repatriation movement from the 1970s onwards. For the past forty years, Indigenous people(s) have fought hard to secure the return of their Ancestors and have achieved significant success.

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