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Leader regrets UND still holds tribal artifacts, remains

 By James Macpherson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)- The University of North Dakota’s president apologized Wednesday for the school’s possession of Native American artifacts and human remains that should have been returned to tribes decades ago under federal law. The Grand Forks-based school is working to repatriate the artifacts and remains to several tribal nations, though the process could take several years, UND President Andrew Armacost said. “I sincerely express my apologies and heartfelt regrets that UND has not already repatriated these ancestors and sacred objects as they should have been years ago,” he said in a statement. Faculty and staff first raised the issue months ago, and the university has been working on it since. Armacost, in a video news conference, said partial skeletal remains from dozens of

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