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Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage Resources on Private Land

In recent years, Indigenous Nations in British Columbia have made great progress in providing better management and protection for cultural heritage resources, such as artifacts, spiritual sites, initiation sites, transformation sites, burial grounds, cultural practice sites, ceremonial bathing sites, and culturally significant landscapes. Protecting Cultural Heritage Resources on Private Land: Potential Strategies and Tools for Nations, Recommendations for Provincial and Local Government Reform describes a number of legal strategies and tools that Nations have used, or could potentially use, to advance protection of Indigenous cultural heritage resources on private lands. It also provides governments with recommendations on how to empower Indigenous management of heritage resources.

ELC, Tŝilhqot’in Release Recommendations for Heritage Protection