The Repatriation of the Sharphead Remains

Presenters: Beverly Crier & Brian Lightning

In 1965 and 1966 a total of 25 individuals were exhumed from the original cemetery on the former Sharphead reserve and were housed at the University of Alberta since that time. They were discovered on private property and were impacted by the construction of a transmission line; and in 2007 three additional individuals were exhumed due to maintenance of the same transmission line. A total of 15 different First Nations with descendants from the former Sharphead Band were involved in the repatriation and reburial process since 2007, and up until their final reburial in October 2014.


Breakout Session 3: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Room: EES 205