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  • “The land is me; it provides what I eat and drink. The land sustains our food Chiefs, which are required for our diet… the water to quench our body. The land buries our precious ancestors; our mother earth loves us and we love her; protect her as she does us, and we will dance and sing with her. - Nancy Allison”

Timeline of Events

Feb 29, 2016 to July 31, 2017

The ancestral remains site was reported to the Heritage Branch in 1952 and again in 1972, it was never mapped by the Heritage Branch, nor registered by the land title office. This omission and failure has brought us to today – a difficult situation that was entirely avoidable.

From February 29, 2016 to the present a wide range of exchanges have taken place with no meaningful movement to address having these remains respectfully reburied. This timeline does not reflect weekly phone calls from Chief Keith Crow to: provincial reps, ONA negotiators or MOU discussions.

Timeline of Events Smelqmix Ancestral Remains