A woven violin case and a stone tool have been repatriated to Líl̓wat Nation from the Vancouver Museum. Long part of the museum’s collection, these artifacts were returned at the end of the September.


Kúkwpi7 Ge̓lpcal Chief Ashley Jospeh admires the newly repatriated woven violin case.

Stone tool returned to Li̓l̓wat Nation in September, 2020.

The community will be advised as to where the artifacts can be viewed once this has been decided.

To learn more about the repatriation of Indigenous repatriation, click on the guide below. Developed by the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Linagaay and the Royal BC Museum, The Indigenous Repatriation Handbook outlines issues and processes for returning cultural artifact to First Nations.