As a form of reparation for indigenous communities, the city of Denver is returning 14 bison to indigenous tribes. NPR reports that the city, which operates two conservation herds, typically auctions “excess” bison (their word) to prevent overgrazing. This year, however, the animals will rebuild tribal herds, a reversal of centuries-old patterns that began with white settlers who decimated native bison populations. “It just made a lot of sense to see how we could work with other tribes to maybe donate bison to start these herds that are starting everywhere,” said Scott Gilmore of Denver Parks and Recreation. In recent years, the bison has become a focus of efforts by local food sovereignty, such as the Tanka initiative “Bison Bar”.