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The Repatriation Policy for the Kitimat Museum & Archives (KMA) is a living document.  Change can occur as the Policy is flexible and responsive to community needs.  The KMA has a constitutional purpose to collect and display Indigenous materials of the Kitimat area – Territory of the Haisla Nation.  However, it will only exercise its mandate for Haisla heritage and culture on a basis of consultation with the Haisla Community and Haisla Nation Council.  The Museum’s priority is to foster partnerships with the Haisla Nation.

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The logo for the Repatriation Call to Action was created by Sarah Jim, an emerging artist of mixed ancestry and a member of the W̱SÁNEĆ nation from the Tseycum village. She holds a BFA from UVIC and conducts environmental restoration on her ancestral territory. Creating place based artwork of her homelands and waters allows her to educate others about the importance of native plant food systems and coastal medicines in relation to the ecosystem and W̱SÁNEĆ culture.

Sarah explains the elements used in the logo;

“The moon and stars are ubiquitous entities that hold so much meaning for many. A moon in transition symbolizes the act of repatriation; communities are becoming whole again by receiving what truly belongs to them. The surrounding plants represent good medicine for this phase in life and stars are meant to give good wishes and represent ancestors.”

Reproduction and commercial use (retail, etc.) are prohibited, and the licensing is nontransferable to other parties.

All Rights Reserved, Kitimat Museum & Archives. The Kitimat Museum & Archives is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Haisla Nation.