THE ART NEWSPAPER | Victoria Stapley-Brown:
The Canadian province of British Columbia has dedicated C$2m in funding to establish a First Nations department and repatriation programme at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria to help First Nations in the province recover their cultural heritage—including religious items and ancestral remains—scattered in museums across the world.
British Columbia has the most diverse group of Aboriginal peoples of any province in Canada, with 203 First Nations and 34 languages and 61 dialects spoken. The premier Christy Clark, who announced the news last week at the annual Cabinet-First Nations Leaders Gathering in Vancouver, called the initiative “an opportunity to reflect on our shared history and right past wrongs” in a statement… Read more
Image: British Colombian Premier Christy Clark has reached out to First Nation groups