2020 Grant Recipients

 The BCMA is happy to announce the 2020 Repatriation Grant recipients and projects are as follows:

Organization Region Project Summary
Cowichan Tribes Vancouver Island/Coast Continuation of the search for cultural objects in worldwide collections
Gitanyow Huwilp Society North Coast Creation of an inventory of ancestors and artifacts in worldwide collections
Gitxaala Nation North Coast Research and engagement with institutions in Canada and the USA
Haida Gwaii Museum Society North Coast/Cariboo Funding Repatriation Coordinator Intern and continued research
Haida Heritage and Repatriation Society North Coast Repatriation of ancestors from Canadian Museum of History, and masks and belongings from the Royal BC Museum
Heiltsuk First Nation North Coast Repatriation of three objects from the Royal BC Museum
High Bar First Nation Cariboo Research into unmarked gravesites
Huu-ay-aht First Nations Vancouver Island/ Coast Repatriation of cultural patrimony from the Royal BC Museum
Kitasoo / Xai'xais First Nation Vancouver Island/ Coast Repatriation of an ancestor from Museum of Vancouver
K'omoks First Nation Vancouver Island/ Coast Return of 38 ancestors, hosting of ceremonies, and creation of a database
Lax Kw'alaams Band North Coast Research and documentation of cultural items held in museums
Little Shuswap Band Thompson- Okanagan Research to find cultural patrimony and ancestors
Lower Nicola Indian Band Thompson- Okanagan Research and activities related to ancestors held by the Canadian Museum of History
Maiyoo Keyoh Society Cariboo Research of headdress held at Royal Ontario Museum
Maiyoo Keyoh Society Cariboo Repatriation of headdress held at Royal Ontario Museum
Nunwakola Cultural Society Vancouver Island/ Coast

Build in-community capacity to repatriate Musgamakw Dzawada'enuxw peoples' intellectual and material culture

Semiahmoo First Nation Lower Mainland / Southwest

Repatriation of 200 ancestors held at Simon Fraser University

Shuswap Indian Band Kootenay

Build capacity for research activities related to repatriation

Squamish Nation Lower Mainland/ Southwest

Repatriation of ancestral remains from Museum of Vancouver

Stólō Research and Resource Management Centre Lower Mainland/ Southwest

Inventory of Stólō remains in museums

Tsawwassen First Nation Lower Mainland/ Southwest

Research and repatriation of ancestors

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Lower Mainland/ Southwest

Development of an archaeological repository to support the repatriation of archaeological and cultural heritage belongings

T'Souke First Nation Vancouver Island/ Coast

Identify cultural material, develop relationships with institutions and create opportunities for digital repatriation

Ulkatcho First Nation Cariboo

Form a committee and develop policies

Witset First Nation Nechako

Compile and inventory work already done to identify artifacts housed in institutions in Canada and abroad