The Theft of Native American Cultural Resources and Federal Efforts to Protect Them

Monday, April 5, 2021
The Theft of Native American Cultural Resources and Federal Efforts to Protect Them

The Theft of Native American Cultural Resources and Federal Efforts to Protect Them

Native American cultural resources are things such as weapons and carvings, building or even human remains. They are irreplaceable and often extremely fragile. However, these items have long been the target of theft by individuals seeking to collect or sell them, which can damage the ability to preserve Native American-cultures and traditions. What efforts has the federal government made to protect these resources? We talk with GAO's Anna Maria Ortiz to find out more.