The Sechelt First Nation’s Tems Swiya Museum is marking National Aboriginal Day by giving people a chance to learn about their archaeology program.
The Sechelt Nation has been working closely with the Canadian Museum of History on major digs every summer and training. The museum’s cultural interpreters recently completed a three week intensive course in Ottawa.
Kenzie Jessome is the SIB’s archaeologist.
Jessome says finds made on Sechelt territory are now studied, cataloged and eventually displayed and interpreted in the community. Archaeology Day at Tems Swiya starts at 1pm on June 21st.
Nanaimo’s Aboriginal Day celebrations are on the 21st from 10am to 2pm at Bowen Park.