|Repatriation is an urgent and enduring priority for many First Nations in British Columbia and for Indigenous peoples across the globe.
To discuss this topic, Indigenous organizations, cultural practitioners, scholars and museum/archives professionals will convene in Kelowna from March 29–31, 2017 at Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation: Moving Forward Together.
They will review past and current efforts and begin the process of identifying long-term strategies and resources required for First Nations to secure the return of ancestral remains, sacred objects and intangible cultural heritage.
Due to space limitations, those interested in attending are requested to complete an application.
First priority will be given to delegates who represent a First Nations government, cultural centre or heritage organization and to those currently working on repatriation initiatives. The goal is to have broad representation from First Nations throughout the province, and delegates will be selected based on region.
The application deadline is March 1, 2017. A travel subsidy will be offered to all B.C. First Nations delegates who are selected to attend. This subsidy will cover combined hotel and travel costs up to $1,500.00. (You are asked not to book your travel until your spot at the symposium has been confirmed.)
Visit the website to find out more information: www.repatriationsymposium.ca
Communications Manager, First Peoples’ Cultural Council