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Royal Ontario Museum to return human remains and artifacts removed from burial mounds – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201883 Views

Nov 18, 2018

‘I’m excited about bringing them back home,’ says Rainy River First Nations council member

Artifacts, sacred objects and the remains of ancestors will soon be returned to Rainy River First Nations from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, where they have been stored for more than 30 years.

The Anishinaabe community in Northwestern Ontario is home to one of the largest known concentrations of burial mounds, located along the Rainy River. They were excavated and studied in the 1950s-1970s by Walter Kenyon, a curator at the ROM.

Now the Rainy River First Nations and the ROM are in talks to return approximately 4,000 artifacts, including human remains.

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