Honour Grace Islet Burial Ground

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Grace Islet, indigenous cultural site in Ganges Harbour off Salt Spring Island, is threatened by development Grace Islet, an indigenous cultural site in Ganges Harbour off Salt Spring Island, is threatened by development All of the First Nations in the area are concerned about this site. Traditionally, many different tribes would have come to Ganges Harbour to harvest fish and other food supplies; therefore the islet is considered of great importance as a final resting place of ancestors of Saanich as well as Cowichan and Penelakut peoples.

There’s strong support for preservation of the islet as a burial ground on Salt Spring. One year ago, after the centre of the islet was scraped down to bedrock in preparation for construction, disturbing the ancient site in breach of the original site alteration permit conditions, we held a public meeting in Ganges to give elders from the Penelakut, Cowichan and Saanich First Nations an opportunity to tell islanders the importance of Grace Islet to their peoples and their…

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