Cultural Heritage Research

SRRMC Archaeology Program

The archaeology program takes a broad range and multi-disciplinary approach to archaeological research and management.

In addition to archaeological sites, we recognize a full range of cultural heritage sites important to the Stó:lō community, including Transformation Sites, various Place Names and Spirited Places as defined in the Stó:lō Heritage Policy.

Through our program we actively help regulate archaeological work in the Stó:lō Territory. At the same time, we actively participate in all aspects of archaeology from research to resource management, collections curation to repatriation, interpretation to public involvement and cross-cultural awareness – both on reserve and off.

Our staff - trained, equipped and with access to our in-house GIS system, databases and technicians - regularly conduct development-related assessments within Stó:lō Territory. In the last four years we have conducted over forty-five archaeological assessments, identifying and developing management plans for the respectful treatment of numerous cultural sites in the process.

 Photograph by Lisa Dojack

For more information about our resource management services, fees and availability, please contact

Cara Brendzy
Project Archaeologist
Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Office Ph: 604-824-5107


David Schaepe, Ph.D.
Director / Senior Archaeologist
Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Office Ph: 604-824-5124
Cell: 604-819-1467
Fax: 604-824-0278

Downloadable PDF

Stó:lō Heritage Investigation Permit (SHIP) Application Form v1.3


Downloadable Microsoft Word Document

Stó:lō Heritage Investigation Permit (SHIP) Application Form v1.3

  University Collaboration

The SRRMC is actively involved with local, national and international university programs to gather, analyze and share Stó:lō specific information.

The goal of this research is to foster a better understanding of Stó:lō culture and heritage in all its forms.

We host the biannual Ethnohistory Field School in partnership with the Universities of Victoria and Saskatchewan.

Students, working in close collaboration with Stó:lō communities, individuals and Elders, conduct research and share their findings and conclusions in reports which can be accessed in the Stó:lō Library and Archives.

For more information contact: or

Downloadable PDF

Stolo Heritage Policy Manual - May 2003 - v1.2

Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Bldg #10 – 7201 Vedder Road,
Chilliwack, BC, Canada
V2R 4G5

604-824-2420 / 1-800-565-6004

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