Sale of First Nations masks sparks call for better legal protection

Jan 22, 2013 Full story: The First Perspective-Aboriginal

An unknown collector now possesses two sacred cedar masks, passed down maternal lines of a Hupacasath family for more than a century, and some aboriginal leaders want B.C. law changed to protect other First Nations families.

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Don S

Port Alberni, Canada

#1 Jan 22, 2013
Obviously they are not that sacred if the "family member" sold them, otherwise they would know how "important they were".
But to try to get a law passed, maybe you should let your family in on your little secrets. Why involve a bunch of people who really dont care. Other than your family members who apparently do not care either.
Hun

Duncan, Canada

#2 Jan 23, 2013
In this town the indians sell artifacts in the street to get beer money.

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Feb 6, 2013
Don S wrote:
Obviously they are not that sacred if the "family member" sold them, otherwise they would know how "important they were".
But to try to get a law passed, maybe you should let your family in on your little secrets. Why involve a bunch of people who really dont care. Other than your family members who apparently do not care either.
How true, they only care about the money

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Feb 6, 2013
Hun wrote:
In this town the indians sell artifacts in the street to get beer money.
Thats funny cause they do that in Port Alberni too, oh and they pawn them and their the status cards to get money for booze too. THen complain to the band that they "lost them". Maybe the band members should go to the pawn shops. I guess that is what their life is about........sad.

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