INDEX A Note From Your Editors..................................2 Concerning Ethics……….………….…....3 “Through an Aboriginal’s Eyes”………………...….…4-5 “Losing Time and Money”………………...….....6 “8000 Year Long Culture Gone With the Scoop of A Shovel”………...................7-8 “Trouble Deep Down By the Bay …………..…9-10 “Trials, Tribulations, and Cooperation”…...…11-13 Featured in Next Month’s Issue.…………..…14 Acknowledgements…...15-16
A Note From your Editors Francis Recalma is a third year Theatre major, with a minor in Anthropology, and first time magazine editor. He is of First Nations descent from the Qualicum Bay area, with family relations to Kwakwaka'wakw, Coast Salish, and Pentlatch peoples. Francis is often a hands-on working guy, and hasn’t done much writing. This is his first time working with others to create a published research magazine, and looks forward to collaborating with his fellow editors. Amy Gibb is a fourth year Anthropology and History major who is a first time magazine editor. She loves to learn about different cultures, in the past and present, and found the intricacies of this magazine issue especially interesting. In high school she edited her class yearbook, has university experience researching, and has maintained a personal blog for class as well a professional blog for work. This is the first time Amy has transferred her research into a published magazine, and she looks forward to future issues. Happy reading! Michael Mitchell is currently attending his 4 year at the university of Victoria and is working towards an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a minor in biology. He is inspired by the great diversity that is abundant in the world in which we live, and hopes to better understand the subtle connections between human culture and the biological world. Michael has a blog based around the two things that he loves the most, cars, and music, this desire to share his interests with the world is what brought him to this magazine. Enjoy. th
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Perspective of the First Nations: Through an Aboriginalâ€™s Eyes
Figure 1. Storm Crashing over Beach at Qualicum Bay. Since time immemorial First Nations peoples have cared for the land given to them from the ancestors at the creation of the world. With the influx of settler populations into British Columbiaâ€™s lower coast, many First Nations peoples, including the Coast Salish, were pushed from their traditional lands, and their traditional ways of life. This article will focus on the separation and destruction of these ancient peoplesâ€™ obligations and ties to their cemeteries. What developers and the provincial and federal governments of Canada consider to be archaeological sites containing human remains are important areas to the First Nations of Canada. These lands contain their ancestors, who laid down songs and prayers to protect the land as well as the flora and fauna of their territories (Galvin 2005; W. White personal communication, March 27, 2013). Cultural and environmental problems within the community and arise when developers want to destroy these sacred areas of the First Nations people. Issues surrounding Figure 2. Recalma Family Totem Pole in Graveyard.
development and subsequent archaeological digs regarding First Nations cemeteries can include: controversy of indigenous origin stories, testing/destruction of human ancestors, and loss of territory to development, among other problems (Yellowhorn 2012:88-90; Galvin 2005; First Nations 2008). To the First Nations who have been placed on reserves often far away from many of the British Columbian archaeological sites in question, it is a large fight to prevent the development of property containing the bones of their ancestors. How would you feel if someone decided to dig up your great-grandfather? Why is it okay to dig up the ancestors of people who have faced so much discrimination for the last century and a half? Through initiatives such as the Islands Trust, companies are encouraged to develop on the Gulf Islands off Vancouver Island; and the government often turns a blind eye to First Nations grave sites and ancestral territories (First Nations 2008; Galvin 2005; Yellowhorn 2012:93-94). The subsequent archaeological digs can uncovers data for archeologists to study, but they can also have an adverse affect on Indigenous cultures surrounding the excavated areas (Yellowhorn 2012:88). Though this data is seen as
Figure 3. View of Denman Island off Deep Bay Spit.
important from an academic settler perspective, it can cause doubt and contradicting views to the oral histories of the First Nations people who may not have any interest in knowing the pathologies and stresses that their ancestors suffered from; which is common of archaeological research (Borrows N.d.:86-87; Yellowhorn 2012:88). First Nations peoples also have a connection to the land and the spirits of their ancestors, which is not always realized by settler peoples. Speaking from personal experience as a First Nations descendant, at the time of the excavations at Deep Bay of my ancestorâ€™s remains, a shaman was uncovered. In our culture shamans had the power to control weather, among other things. As the dig continued, storms battered the area that we lived, until the remains of the shaman had been re-interred, and a burning had been performed to put the spirits to rest. The cross-cultural barricades, and often disrespect of First Nations requests and cultural taboos can lead to disagreements between the developers looking to turn around their land, and the First Nations who are looking out for the well being of their ancestorsâ€™ remains.
Perspective of the Developer: Time and Money Time is money, and money is money. For reports Musqueam protests of the Hackett deprivate developers in British Columbia, valuable velopment included calling the discovery a “burtime and money can be rapidly lost if their land ial complex” (2013:14), which he calls an exagcontains Coast Salish ancient remains, artifacts, geration. He states that “intact partial skeletal or midden. Canadian and British Columbian leg- remains of one adult, two infants and a islature, like the Heritage Conservation Act disarticulated adult (in essence, unattached (1996), protects ancient First Nations sacred bones)” (2013:14) were found, and undervalues sites. Despite promising to rebury uncovered an- their importance by focusing on quantity and cestors in the legislature, Coast Salish communi- not the cultural importance of the find. For ties do not want these sites to be disturbed. Coast Salish people, culture and kin relations However a balance between Coast Salish com- are experienced as a continuum, and human munities, developers, and the Government has remains not only verify territorial ownership and not yet been found, as different cases continue to identity; but are viewed as a part of the present. Coast Salish people today are connected to result in different outcomes. Private real estate is limited to 5% of Brit- their ancestors through the land, and the passish Columbia’s land, and this small percentage is ing of time does not disintegrate relationships threatened by the potential discoveries of Coast with ancestors, as it does in Western religion. Ignorance of the cultural significance of Salish artifacts and remains (Milke 2013:13). Although they are not all private properties, there ancient remains is apparent in many British are 38573 property sites in British Columbia that Columbian cases, however that ignorance is have been registered as archaeologically signifi- fueled by a $400 000 bill. If property developers cant. A main disadvantage to property owners, as cannot afford to continue excavations and deargued by Milke (2013), is that properties are de- cide to stop construction, they are left with a valued and frozen because owners cannot afford property that is then registered as an archaeto follow through with the legal process associ- ology site. This will be known to potential buyers, and possibly reduce the value or chance ated with finding Coast Salish remains. In 2012 Gary and Fran Hackett of Mar- that the property will be sold, as the new owner pole, Vancouver decided to develop their one will be aware that they may have to spend acre property that their family had owned for the thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars last half of the century. Unfortunately for them, on developing the property. Coast Salish human remains were discovered that proved First Nations ownership stretched back thousands of years. Despite the remains occupying only one-tenth of one percent of the property, the excavation was very expensive. The process of hiring archaeologists to excavate remains must be funded by private landowners, and the Hackett’s ended up paying upwards of $400 000. Analysis of Milke’s article (2013) uncovers bias however. The article is useful in understanding the developers’ perspective, but the bias Figure 4. Foreman at Construction Site. also undervalues the legitimacy of the argument. For example, Milke 6
8000 Year Long Culture Gone With the Scoop of a Shovel The ancient village of Cesna:m, also known as the Great Fraser Midden or the Marpole Midden is located in the territory of the Musqueam First Nation, and is partially on the current reservation. The Marpole Midden was considered in the twentieth century, by many archaeologists, to be “the single most important site on the Northwest Coast because of its tremendous size and extensive history of excavation and interpretation” (Roy 2006/7:68). Excavation of the site began in 1884, and since then it has become an example of how the relationships between First Nations in British Columbia, archaeologist, and the law has changed over the last century. In the 1890’s the site was excavated to provide skeletal remains and artifacts for a new exhibit that would feature “the remains of Indian life in British Columbia” (Roy 2006/07:74) in the American Museum of Natural History. The Musqueam First Nation, who originally occupied the territory before colonists removed them from their land, had no voice in the removal of their ancestors’ remains. The remains were collected purely to build an inventory in museums and research the race of the skeletons found; not to protect the discoveries for their current cultural significance. Many of the 700 plus skeletons
were discarded because of a lack in storage space, which reflects the European settler professional disregard of Coast Salish people. A common practice of museums, that still exists today, was to accumulate First Nations cultural items and present them as historical artifacts. This associated First Nations culture with the past as the Canadian Government assimilated Aboriginals and restricted their access to traditional food sources, and customs such as the Potlatch. This period especially represents a time of dispossession of Coast Salish People by the Canadian Government. From the 1890s through the first half of the twentieth century, Marpole Midden remains were studied to determine what ‘race’ they belonged to. Ancestry of the Musqueam people was refuted and professionals argued that the biology of current Musqueam people and the remains were significantly different. This was a common outlook of colonialist archaeology. Susan Roy quotes a 1948 reporter asking who are the people that originally lived within the territory. The reporter claimed, "they were not Indians certainly" (2006/07:70). Roy argues that this type of archaeology asked questions about migration and identity in order to delegitimize First Nations territorial claims and validate European settlement (2006/07). In the 1930s clay facial replications were created from the skulls found at the site, and they were used as evidence that the current Musqueam Nation did not originate from the Asiatic looking ancient people. This discredited the Musqueam people from claiming the land because it was assumed that they had replaced the original inhabitants. It also silenced their voice in conversations of what to do with the discovered remains. As twentieth century infrastructure development in 7
Figure 5. Map of Musqueam Territory in Urban Vancouver.
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Figure 6. Marpole Midden.
Vancouver increased, archaeology teams began salvaging what they could on the Marpole Midden site. In 1933 the site was declared a Canadian National Historic Site, and this represents a shift in attitude towards First Nations culture that highlighted a growing respect. Between the 1950s and 1970s permission of the Musqueam Nation was required for archaeologists to excavate on their reservation, and Aboriginal community members, especially children, were involved in the process. Susan Roy (2006/07) claims this is because Canadian society was recognizing just how discriminatory and dispossessing the Government had been since colonial times, and Aboriginal Nations were protesting the treatment of their people more enthusiastically than before. During this time the Canadian Government still did not recognize Aboriginal title to the land; although the Musqueam Nation began to use the recovered artifacts as proof that their ancestors had owned and lived on the land for thousands of years.
In 2004 the federal government officially recognized Musqueam occupation of the Marpole Midden site for 8000 years, and therefore their title to the land. This is significant because it highlights the changing ideas about Coast Salish culture, and how the Canadian Government is evolving from its colonialist outlook of the past 120 years. However, recent development continues to focus on the protection of remains and artifacts under the Heritage Conservation Act due to their archaeological significance, instead of halting development and leaving Musqueam ancestors in their cemeteries. Developers in Vancouver are still allowed to build on private property that only 200 years ago was a Coast Salish burial ground. At least legislature now declares archaeologists will safely remove discovered remains. But is that good enough for a Nation that had their land stolen less than 200 years ago? Is it good enough for a culture that never wanted their ancient family members disturbed in their graves in order to build condominiums? 8
Trouble Deep Down by the Bay At least 5,000 years ago, the Pentlatch village site of S'oksun, better known as Deep Bay, located forty-five minutes north of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, was used as a winter residence, and gravesite for thousands of years for the people who cared for the land (Levitz and Willott 1997: 3; Wilson et al 2003: 83). The site of Deep Bay was well known to the descendants of the Pentlatch people, who now reside on the Qualicum Indian Reserve, as well as had been Figure 7. Clan Chief Ewanuxdzi’s (Buddy Recalma) previously documented as an Grave on the Qualicum First Nations Territories. archaeological site in the midseventies (Wilson et al 2003: 12, 18; Yellowhorn 2012: 92). This area being a boat ramp, and excavating a trench along a 5-10; Yellowhorn known archeological site causes the need for a boat ramp (Wilson et al 2003: th permit to be obtained before any development may 2012: 92). On March 11 , 2003, a company occur at the area in question (Heritage conserva- hired to excavate the hillside to be developed uncovered human remains (HR’s) and halted tion Act 1966; Yellowhorn 2012: 92). At the site of Deep Bay, the Department of construction to alert the coroners office in Fisheries and Oceans: Small Craft Harbours Nanaimo, and awaited confirmation to continue Branch had plans to develop the existing parking working (Wilson et al 2003: 1). The HR’s in lot, create a larger turn-around for a pre-existing CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE….
Figure 8. Contemporary View from S'oksun, now the Deep Bay Harbour, at Sunset.
question became identified as prehistoric in nature, and an archeological salvage was organized (Wilson et al 2003: 1-2); at this time the local First Nations, the Qualicum Indian Band, was notified, and they began to prepare culturally and politically for the processes which would need to follow with the disinterment of ancestral remains (Yellowhorn 2012: 92). A department of the federal government of Canada does not seem to see the need to do adequate research into land development, even though it appears to request that private land owners in British Columbia, and indeed all of Canada to do so before moving ahead with developments (Blair 2005: 5-6; Heritage Conservation Act 1996; Yellowhorn 2012: 92). The government in this case did see fit to follow-up with the necessary steps to reconcile the mistakes noted previously, by which they informed the local First Nations claiming the territory, and initiated a salvage operation archeological dig (Wilson et al 2003: 1-2; Yellowhorn 2012: 92). Though, as Terry Clark stated in an interview with Prince Rupert Daily New: “They broke the law as soon as soon as they put the backhoe in the ground”. The irony of the situation, as well, is the fact that not even a month before the development in Deep Bay, the former Lt. Gov. Iona Campagnolo had told British Columbians that a new era in reconciliation was upon them, in a speech from the throne (Hume 2004). Though the company hired to conduct the salvage dig
was aided by the assistance of the Qualicum First Nations, they noted this does not address traditional land use, nor does it constitute aboriginal assistance (Wilson et al 2003: 4). The events which took place around the development of Deep Bay demonstrate that though there is still a disconnect through development forethought, it is possible for the government, and archaeologists to work with First Nations groups about the destruction of their ancestral grave sites. After the events following the discovery of HR’s at the Deep Bay site, the archaeological crew followed not only Provincial and Federal mandates about First Nations sites, but also were culturally conscious and respected the traditions of the First Nations peoples when it came to dealing with the spirits and remains of their ancestors (Yellowhorn 2012: 92-93). After the respectful dig had taken place, all individuals who had been removed for analysis were repatriated back to the Qualicum First Nations, and a ceremony was held to reinter the ancestors, followed by a burning to honor the ancestors (Personal Account 2003; Poirier 2004; Yellowhorn 2012: 93). The site to this day remains fenced off to avoid grave robbers from accessing it, and as far as is known plans for development have ceased. This case study shows a valuable example of the fact that though forethought does not always happen, reconciliation with First Nations groups can be possible where their ancestor’s remains are concerned.
Figure 9. Site DiSe 7 at Deep Bay, Current Appearance of the Gravesite.
Figure 10. Poet’s Cove Resort.
Trials, Tribulations and Co-operation: The Case of Coast Salish Burial Grounds and Poets Cove Resort. Poets cove; a small luxurious Resort nestled in a picturesque bay situated on South Pender Island. Here the name poet’s cove perfectly embodies the beauty that surrounds the resort; on three sides a wall of giant cedar trees surround the property accentuating the serene ocean view which is painted in crimson, and gold from the final rays of the setting sun. Although the beauty of this resort is spectacular, it did come at a cost, here the price was not only in dollars and cents, but also a manifestation of cultural values and rights for the Coast Salish Indigenous which neighbor the resort. In 2003 a section of the waters edge was excavated in order to build a larger pool within the footprint of the previous one, and all was well and good until through developmental oversight
the excavation unearthed a Coast Salish burial ground containing 4000 years of cultural history. Once the local indigenous population knew this information, a legal confrontation ensued between the Tseycum and Tsawout bands versus the resort, this legal battle lasted a period of six months before a resolution was found. Poets Cove resort did obtain the appropriate permits issued by British Columbia’s Ministry of Natural Resource Operations that were needed to perform this upgrade.
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Figure 11. Protesters Against Burial Ground Destruction.
Although the area that was to be developed had previously been excavated to bedrock during the initial construction of the resort in the 1960â€™s, consequently removing and destroying all archaeological deposits that may have previously been there. Through Canadian law, the Heritage conservation act and the Memorandum of understanding, are the two pieces of legislature that govern the protection and issuing of permits for development on culturally sensitive sites such as this. Through the Heritage Conservation Act, laws are set in place to provide protection to sites such as this as well as providing the framework for the legal penalties for
destruction or unauthorized disturbance of significant archaeological sites. The consequence for desecrating a sacred site is imprisonment up to two years and fines up to $1,000,000. Part of the reasoning as to why instances like this are significant to the Coast Salish people is their belief that the artifacts remain in possession to the people who originally created or used them; this influences their cultural laws concerning the dead and grave goods. One of the most significant cultural beliefs is that the family of the deceased has the responsibility to ensure that their remains are given a proper funeral, as well as ensure that the remains are treated
with respect, this demonstration of care to the remains is done to appease the ancestors spirit. Through this belief that the deceased need to be cared for, the upheaval of a past gravesite caused great disturbance to the Tseycum and Tsawout bands spiritual wellbeing. Through the proceeding court battles Poets cove resort agreed to make a $50,000 donation in order to promote archaeology in British Columbia, poets cove was also credited for making dramatic changes to their building design at great expense, Poets Cove even went so far as to build a wall surrounding the area in which human remains were found to ensure the future security of the ancestral remains. 12 CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGEâ€Ś.
Figure 12. Sifting Dirt for Remains at Poet’s Cove.
Shortly following the legal proceedings Poets cove resort underwent an extensive sifting program in co-operation with archaeologists as well as local first nations consultants with the goal to separate culturally significant material, this was done so the Tseycum and Tsawout bands could perform the appropriate ceremonies and
Figure 13. Map of Pender Island.
rituals needed to appease the spirits of the deceased after relocation. Because of the resorts willingness to co-operate and fund this extensive program the first nations chief, Vern Jacks states that this procedure was a “model of neighborly co-operation” and all resentment has been set aside. Through this example of intercultural co-operation and understanding, we can see that our national, and provincial legislation surrounding the protection of indigenous burial grounds and sacred sites is not yet complete. This rare instance worked out for all parties because of the joint willingness to co-operate, although the majority of cases in which an indigenous burial grounds are excavated for development leads to heated legal battles and leaves a bitter taste of resentment between the two parties. Because of the great number of sites similar to the burial grounds at Poets Cove that are peppering our beautiful B.C. coasts we need to take more precautions in order to protect our neighbors and their culture, so we can live in harmony. “When does a graveyard cease to be a graveyard?” – Chief Vern Jacks
Featured in Next Months Issue: Interviews First Nations: In this month’s special issue we looked at the laws and reactions regarding the Deep Bay gravesite. We have managed to get in contact with the Chief-at-the-time of the Qualicum First Nations people, Ogwiloqwa, better known as Kim Recalma-Clutesi. Through our interviews we will find out how the development affected Band proceedings, tension among reserve members, the cultural implications of uncovering a gravesite, as well as other affects an event such as this has on the local settler relationship with the Indigenous peoples. This first hand viewpoint on the events will give us all a better understanding on how First Nations bands feel about commercial developments on the ancient sites of their ancestors. Subscribe to Anthropology Today or pick up the next issue at a newsstand near you. Developers: In this month’s special issue, you read about three case studies represented in the news
Figure 14. Caves At China Beach.
and analyzed in academic articles. You have read how the law has influenced the process of developing on private property when a Coast Salish burial ground is uncovered. What was not included in this magazine were the voices of the developers. What are the economic and social pressures developers feel once their construction is stalled due to uncovering a First Nations sacred site? What losses do they suffer through the process? How do developers respond to concerns from Coast Salish communities? And how does the new relationship with the First Nation community and the law contribute to the establishment of the golf courses and vacation resorts that are built? Subscribe to Anthropology Today to receive the next issue, or look on stands for next month’s special issue. It will include interviews with the developers of the resorts from Poet’s Cove and Deep Bay, as well as local Victoria developers who have uncovered Coast Salish remains. Find out what developers have to say.
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