Lucy Bell / Sdaahl Ḵ’awaas

Lucy Bell /  Sdaahl Ḵ’awaas
Position
Head of the First Nations Department and Repatriation Program
Royal BC Museum
Credentials

MA - Indigenous Language Revitalization (2016), Diploma in Cultural Resource Management

A member of the Haida Nation, Lucy Bell / Sdaahl Ḵ’awaas is a founding member of the Haida Heritage and Repatriation Society, where she has been at the forefront of the Nation's repatriation program. She began her career in 1995 at the Royal BC Museum as part of the Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Program and has since developed, delivered and managed an array of pioneering initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of First Nations culture.

Since 2005, Lucy has coordinated the return of more than five hundred Haida ancestors from museums throughout North America and the United Kingdom.