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Around Town: Site C artifacts displayed at museum

Exhibit showcases archaeological evidence unearthed during the Site C construction
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Sharon McLeod, Alicia Christie, and Maria Eviston were busy setting up a travelling display at the North Peace Museum, May 4, 2021.

Sharon McLeod, Alicia Christie, and Maria Eviston were busy Tuesday setting up a new First Nations cultural exhibit at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum.

The self-guided and interactive exhibit documents the history of the Peace River Valley through replicas of archaeological artefacts and stories from First Nation communities. It also commemorates sites that will be lost to inundation from the future Site C reservoir.

Members of First Nation communities tell stories of their ancestors’ use of the land, spiritual places, current cultural activities, and of their resourcefulness and resilience.

This exhibit showcases archaeological evidence unearthed during the Site C construction such as replica arrowheads and a half-scale replica of an ancient bison skeleton.

BC Hydro and local First Nation communities partnered to showcase the artefacts and stories that make up this exhibit.

The exhibit is on display until early June.


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