RETURNS was a creative engagement sharing stolen pieces of the history of this land that have been returned to the care of Indigenous people.
The Invitation urged guests on Indigenous Land to go beyond just giving thanks during November to give things taken from Indigenous people back to them.
More than 100 Indigenous cultural items were returned including Precolumbian pottery, Native American grinding stones taken during construction decades ago, burden baskets found in an attic, ancient arrowheads, and endangered abalone shells.
This participatory rematriation was curated by Inés Ixierda in collaboration with Sogorea Te’ Land Trust and Confederated Villages of Lisjan Nation. All objects that are from origins within the territory will be rematraited to the Lisjan Tribe. We will make good faith efforts to restore Indigenous objects from other territories to their relatives.