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Locating Ancestral Remains
March 12,2016 Lower Similkameen Indian Band Natural Resource Department locating visible ancestral remains on surface of disturbed area on the property.

OKA Run for Peace 2017
On August 17, 2016, the Okanagan Nation Alliance hosted a Commemoration Run for the OKA Run for Peace that went from Hedley to Osoyoos, BC. This Run went by the ancestral burial grounds, where a traditional ceremony took place prior to the passing of the run.

Photos courtesy of Okanagan Nation Alliance

Statements and Reflections on Ancestral Remains Reburial

On August 17, 2017, Ellen Gabriel, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Keith Crow gathered at the ancestral remains site to take a stand and discuss the issue of ancestral remains within the territory, province and Canada.

Chief Keith Crow on the Challenges Faced in Ancestral Remains Reburial

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the issues and his experiences of dealing with ancestral remains issues in the Province of BC

Ellen Gabriel on the international obligations that pertain to ancestral remains

Media Coverage:

Black Press Media – LSIB Day of Action

Black Press Media – Ancestral Remains Recovery & Reburial