NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – Lippert is a leading figure in the field of Indigenou archaeology. She is the first woman and first Native American to hold this position. “We are proud to announce Dorothy Lippert’s appointment to lead the museum’s repatriation program,” said Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director for the National Museum of Natural History. “Dorothy’s range of experience and prominent standing in her field make her a perfect fit for this vital position.” Lippert has been a tribal liaison in the museum’s repatriation office for more than 20 years. She has worked extensively with tribes from the Southeast and Southwest United States and with Alaska tribes.
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