We’re within weeks of the Ancient One, also known as Kennewick Man, of returning to tribes in Washington state. It’s been a 20-year battle to get to this point. The argument between archaeologists and tribes was finally settled by a DNA test and several court rulings. We get an update on the status of the 9,000-year-old remains and find out how tribal leaders in Washington are preparing for their return.
Michael Marchand (Colville) – chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Dr. Cynthia Coleman (Osage) – professor of communication at the Portland State University
Nakia Williamson (Nez Perce) – director for the Nez Perce Tribe cultural resource program
Break music: We Are Sinixt (song) Jim Boyd (artist) Voices from the Lakes (album)