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Chickasaw Dance Troupe
Culture

More Than Bones and Science: Stolen Chickasaw Remains Finally Returning Home to Rest

In March 2021, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced that it has repatriated 403 Native American remains and 83 lots of burial objects to the Chickasaw Nation, the largest return of human remains in the state’s history and the first for the department. The repatriation started a year ago in January 2020 and is ongoing as the department is about halfway through the process.

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Culture

‘An Agenda to Bring Light’: Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign Wants ‘Third Reconstruction’

The Poor People’s Campaign’s “Third Reconstruction” resolution highlights what it calls a congressional failure to elevate the poor through social programs, voting-rights expansion and the elimination of systemic racism. It details suggested solutions for each of these problems, including an increase in the long-stagnant federal minimum wage, provisions to expand insurance coverage, a large-scale reduction of student debt and prison reform.

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The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s work
In-Depth

From The Deep Sea, A Chance To Learn, Preserve on the Gulf Coast

For the field researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the tournament is more than a cultural event: it is an unbeatable opportunity to get a glimpse into the deep, vast ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. For a quarter of a century, GCRL researchers have attended the Billfish Classic, intercepting the trophy leviathans while returning fishermen celebrate.

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