Part of Treaty negotiations includes the repatriation of our cultural artifacts, meaning the return of Kitselas objects well over 100 years old.
Presently, the Treaty Research team is identifying Kitselas works in the Canadian Museum of History and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Kitselas will see the return of ethnographic, archeological and archival collections.
Many of the Kitselas pieces in museums hold providence; they are firmly linked to being purchased on Kitselas reserve lands or purchased from a Kitselas person, or in many cases wrongfully purchased.
All artifacts, once returned, must have proper storage facilities and security measures in place.