Indigenous Repatriation - Indigenous Peoples and Museums

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Repatriation and Cultural Committee

This is the second in a three-part series on repatriation – why it is necessary, the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and museums, and the pioneering experiences of Andy Wilson and the Haida Repatriation Committee.

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c̓əsnaʔəm (Marpole Midden): Timeline of Desecration to Protection

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Faceless Dolls: Art Raises Awareness

Written by Kelly O'Connor for the The First Nations Drum Newspaper.

When a person comes forward and says my daughter is missing or my sister is missing, what happens next? Typically the initial response is to assume the child has run away or that the sister will soon return. In other words, nothing happens. During the delay, the trail grows cold and many families are still searching for answers months or years later. Niki Ashton, New Democrat status of women critic, has said Canada is “facing an epidemic of murdered and missing Aboriginal women” and calls the current response by government and authorities “woefully inadequate.”

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