The Office of Repatriation 


Established in the spring of 2017, the Office of Repatriation is tasked with conducting the research, identification and repatriation of ancestral remains and related funerary objects, along with artifacts removed during the cultural ban (1884-1951), from institutions, governments, museums and universities worldwide. The Nation holds active memberships with the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and the BC Museums Association (BCMA). 

Staff from the Office of Repatriation will be presenting at the following up-coming Conferences:

Federation of International Human Rights Museums (Jodi Simkin)

British Columbia Museums Association Conference - Kelowna (Leia Patterson)

Association on American Indian Affairs - Milwaukee (Jodi Simkin)

ʔi:mot tətᶿ kʷənome (it’s good to see you): The Journey Home

In the spring of 2018, Klahoose embarked on a twelve month global search to bring our Ancestors home. Through archival research and on-line technologies, museums, institutions and galleries around the world will be contacted. Repatriation efforts in those facilities where our Ancestors are being held, will be initiated. We greatly appreciate the support of the Museum Assistance Program - Aboriginal Heritage.