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A Canadian Repatriation Story: the Kwakwaka'wakw Sun Mask

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By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group July 30, 2019 - 9:22am

Anthropology 272 (Introduction to Archaeology) students  can read  about the successful repatriation of a Kwakwaka'wakw artifact  to a British Columbia First Nation which has taken place nearly a century after its theft.  Read about the journey of the mask and the role of  Donald Ellis, a Canadian dealer in Indigenous art, who arranged the return.  The cultural significance of the sun mask is detailed as well. 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/article-a-long-journey-back-home-the-kwakwakawakw-sun-mask-witnessed-worlds/

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology