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Bo Lomahquahu,a 25-year-old Hopi student whose family is from Bacabi on the Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona, and Stephen Corry, director of Survival International France, react outside the Neret-Minet auction house in Paris after dozens of Hopi sacred objects were sold at auction. The Hopi Tribe and Survival International had tried to halt the auction. The tribe believes the sacred objects were stolen from the Hopi Tribe and should have been returned to the proper custodians and caretakers, the Kachina chiefs, within their respective Hopi villages, rather than sold to the highest bidder. The tribe contends that the sacred objects belong to the entire Hopi Tribe as they have cultural patrimony meaning they have never belonged to a single person and therefore should not have been sold. The Hopi Tribe claims that the mere fact that a price tag was placed upon such culturally significant and religious items is beyond offensive to them. For more information, click here.

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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