Repatriation Grant Applicants

Applicant Amount Awarded Project Summary
Ahousaht First Nation $30,000.00 Ahousaht, after recently discovering there are ancestral remains of Ahousaht members at the Royal BC Museum, will begin a wider search, build capacity and repatriate members back to Ahousaht territories.
Cowichan Tribes $30,000.00 Cowichan Tribes will conduct research to identify all museums and institutions that hold Cowichan ancestors and cultural property, send initial inquiries to each to confirm their holdings and develop an inventory of same.
Gitxaala First Nation $30,000.00 Gitxaala First Nation will establish a Repatriation Working Committee and initiate community-based research on Gitxaala materials at the Royal BC Museum. The Gitxaala First Nation will develop and implement an inventory and plan.
Haida Gwaii Museum Society $30,000.00 The Haida Gwaii Museum will work with the Haida Repatriation Committee and the Haida Heritage & Repatriation Society to further its Nation's repatriation work with institutions in BC, Canada and the UK.
Heiltsuk Tribal Council $30,000.00 Heiltsuk First Nation will initiate repatriation of Heiltsuk ancestral remains, seeking to identify and compile an inventory of holding institutions, their policies and contact info; initiate negotiations, and re-establish a Repatriation Committee.
K’òmoks First Nation $30,000.00 K’òmoks First Nation will build a community grave house; develop a database for repatriated items; construct cedar burial boxes; establish a repatriation committee; and conduct cultural ceremonies / community celebration on IR #1.
Kwantlen First Nation $30,000.00 Kwantlen First Nation will document cultural items from the Township of Langley's archives, then transcribe this information to GIS format for future exhibition planning in a new Indigenous space to be opened in 2021.
Lower Nicola Indian Band $30,000.00 Lower Nicola Indian Band will establish a Repatriation Committee. They will identify priorities, protocols and procedures, build relationships, facilitate knowledge repatriation visit and work with select repositories, and promote the use of the Nłeʔkepmxcin language.
Metlakatla First Nation $30,000.00 Metlakatla First Nation will start a community repatriation committee managed by the Culture, Language & Heritage Dept. in Metlakatla, BC.
Musqueam First Nation $28,150.00 Musqueam First Nation is starting engagement with its community members and external partners on the desire, scope, and feasibility of repatriation and to develop appropriate repatriation heritage policies and procedures.
Nadleh Whut'en First Nation $20,000.00 Nadleh Whut'en First Nation will arrange a long-term loan of Bear Clan regalia from the Canadian Museum of History to the Nadleh Whut'en Administrative Building for long term display.
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council $30,000.00 Nuu-chah-nulth have just become aware of ancestral remains of Nuu-chah-nulth members  in the Field Museum in Chicago and at the Royal BC Museum. They will research other museums and work on repatriation of these remains.
Okanagan Alliance $30,000.00 It is crucial to Syilx (Okanagan) people that decision-making related to ancient ancestors recognizes and respects Indigenous customs, practice and laws. The Okanagan Alliance will develop a policy and guidelines for the repatriation, reburial and protection of ancestral remains.
Stk'emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation $30,000.00 Stk'emlupsemc First Nation will engage in a variety of planning and implementation activities for a repatriation framework / committee, including lists of ancestral remains and plans for repatriating. 
Sto:lo Nation $30,000.00 The Sto:lo House of Respect Committee will repatriate the remains of seven ancestors held at UBC, and complete the Journey Home for 22 individuals resting in the Sto:lo Resource Centre.
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation $30,000.00 Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation will create a repatriation committee to develop a repatriation strategic plan for Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, including repatriation of ancestors, research and mentorship with other nations.
Treaty 8 Tribal Association $21,883.00 Treaty 8 Tribal Association will create a Repatriation Registry that will enable member First Nations to develop repatriation plans and carry out necessary research.
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation $14,290.00 Tsleil-Waututh will proceed with the repatriation of human remains, the "Little Lady" from Simon Fraser University, to Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and will develop a Tsleil-Waututh Nation Repatriation Policy.
Tseycum First Nation $30,000.00 Tseycum First Nation will proceed with the return of Ancestral Remains from the Royal BC Museum to its community for reburial.
Ucluelet First Nation $21,837.00 Ucluelet First Nation will create bentwood boxes and acquire appropriate storage for the Nation's artifacts and remains at its offices; Ucluelet First Nation will continue work to repatriate remains and artifacts.
Yuquot-Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation $30,000.00 The Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation will initiate an Advisory Commitee to work on the repatriation of the Whaler's Shrine, which is in the Museum of Natural History in New York. 

 

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