Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fury as new auction of Hopi sacred objects announced in Paris

Fury as new auction of Hopi sacred objects announced in Paris

By Survival International
Photo Lawyer Pierre Servan-Schreiber met two katsina priests when a katsina was returned to the Hopi in July 2013. 
© Survival
A French auction house has announced that it is putting up for sale a large number of katsinam – objects sacred to the Hopi tribe of Arizona – just months after a similar auction caused an international furore. Survival International, the movement to support tribal peoples, is going to court to try to stop the auction. Alain Leroy of auctioneers EVE plans to auction 25 katsinam on 9 and 11 December, despite pleas from the Hopi’s religious authorities to cancel the sale. The auctioneers have ignored requests to suspend the sale. Read more at Survival International: http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9784

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