Declaration on Protection of First Nations Burial Grounds in BC

January 8, 2015.

A new Declaration on protection of First Nations burial grounds in B.C. that was developed by POLIS Project co-director Kelly Bannister and colleagues from Simon Fraser University is getting positive attention in the press and a flood of endorsements from academics and activists alike. In this Georgia Straight article, Bannister describes nearby Grace Islet as one of the inspirations for the concerted response by international experts who are calling for meaningful involvement of First Nations leaders and traditional knowledge holders as experts in managing their own cultural heritage.