The Illinois Senate will now consider a bill passed by the House of Representatives that honors the legacy of Native American citizens after they pass by returning their remains to their tribe or cultural home. (Shutterstock)

Arlington Heights Lawmaker Helps Pass Bill Honoring Native Remains

Democrat Mark Walker is behind a bill that would create a state process for the reburial and repatriation of remains of Native Americans.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — An Arlington Heights lawmaker is attempting to pave the way for the remains of Native Americans who pass on to be buried in a manner that honors their heritage.

Illinois Rep. Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights) recently helped to pass a bill through the House that will establish a state process of burying and repatriating Native remains.