Cultural Property And Ancestral Remains

We will work with Indigenous partners to  repatriate Indigenous cultural property and ancestral remains.

In museums across Canada and around the world, items that are valuable and culturally significant  to Indigenous Peoples are on display or locked in storage, including the remains of Indigenous ancestors. This practice does not respect the inherent dignity of Indigenous Peoples and the things they hold dear.

We will move forward – in partnership with Indigenous Peoples – to develop a framework for repatriating Indigenous cultural property and ancestral remains.