The Harvard Crimson newspaper recently reported that Harvard University holds the human remains of thousands of Native American people and 19 African Americans who were likely slaves.

The remains are primarily housed in Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnography. This violates the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990, which requires that the remains of Indigenous people be returned to their tribe.

Tell Harvard it is time to return our relatives so they can be in peace.