July 16, 2021

Repatriation and racism at the Royal BC Museum

Author: Boston Laferté

Despite commitment to change, report finds RBCM remains an unsafe workplace for Indigenous people
Since 1886, the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM) has operated on the unceded lands of the Lekwungen people. The museum accumulated a collection of thousands of remains of Indigenous people, along with cultural and historical items. In many instances, these items or remains were not taken with the consent of Indigenous peoples.
Though there have been recent success stories of repatriation, the inner workings