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Date: Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Tuesday, December 12, 2017    5:30 pm      

Royal Arbutus Room, Building 300, Room 401
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus

Add to Calendar“Lessons Learned from the Ancient One, or, How I Became a Forensic Ethnohistorian”12/12/2017 05:30 PM12/12/2017 07:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverDr. David Witty, Provost and Vice-President, Academic of Vancouver Island University invites you to attend the presentation  “Lessons Learned from the Ancient One, or, How I Became a Forensic Ethnohistorian”  by Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Canada Fulbright Jarislowsky Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies “In the 1990s the repatriation of ancestral remains and artifacts was legislatively mandated in both British Columbia and Washington State.  In 1996 the remains of Tiicáminsh Uytpamá Natítayt (The Ancient One) were uncovered near Kennewick, Washington. In 1999 the remains of Kwädąy Dan Ts’ìnchį (Long Ago Person Found) were discovered in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in northern British Columbia. These two cases were seminal in establishing working relationships between the scientific community and First Nations concerning the handling of ancestral remains, albeit with dramatically different results. In 1998 I was contracted by the US Department of Interior to provide expert witness testimony on the cultural affiliation of The Ancient One. This was a life-changing experience for me. This presentation discusses that experience and my impressions regarding the conduct of the scientific community with respect to these two ancestors, and their descendants, over the last twenty years.”   Please RSVP by 12:00 pm, Monday, December 11th to Joanne Rihani at 250 740-6603 or email: Joanne.Rihani@viu.ca Please also contact Joanne should you have any access related concerns or needs. Tuesday, December 12, 2017    5:30 pm       Royal Arbutus Room, Building 300, Room 401 Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus false
Dr. David Witty, Provost and Vice-President, Academic
of Vancouver Island University invites you to attend the presentation 

“Lessons Learned from the Ancient One, or, How I Became a Forensic Ethnohistorian” 

by Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Canada Fulbright Jarislowsky Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies

“In the 1990s the repatriation of ancestral remains and artifacts was legislatively mandated in both British Columbia and Washington State.  In 1996 the remains of Tiicáminsh Uytpamá Natítayt (The Ancient One) were uncovered near Kennewick, Washington. In 1999 the remains of Kwädąy Dan Ts’ìnchį (Long Ago Person Found) were discovered in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in northern British Columbia. These two cases were seminal in establishing working relationships between the scientific community and First Nations concerning the handling of ancestral remains, albeit with dramatically different results. In 1998 I was contracted by the US Department of Interior to provide expert witness testimony on the cultural affiliation of The Ancient One. This was a life-changing experience for me. This presentation discusses that experience and my impressions regarding the conduct of the scientific community with respect to these two ancestors, and their descendants, over the last twenty years.”

 

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm, Monday, December 11th to Joanne Rihani at 250 740-6603

or email: Joanne.Rihani@viu.ca

Please also contact Joanne should you have any access related concerns or needs.


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