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.
For more information about our resource management services, fees and availability, please contact Cara Brendzy in the SRRMC at 604-824-5107 or by email at Cara.Brendzy@stolonation.bc.ca
David Schaepe, Ph.D.
Director / Senior Archaeologist
Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Office Ph: 604-824-5124 / 858-3366
Stó:lō Heritage Investigation Permit (SHIP) Application Form v1.2
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.
The purpose of the SRRMC Environment is to provide leadership in minimizing the effects of industrial and private operations within Stó:lō Territory.
The goal of Environmental Management within the SRRMC is to protect the quality of the water, land and air. The Environmental Management Act provides a baseline for enforcement and achievable goals.
To help protect the environment the SRRMC Environment exceeds the commitments set out by the Environmental Management Act. Water, and the life within it, is one of the most valuable resources within our territory and to help maintain the quality for generations to come we must go above and beyond. For the environment to exist in harmony, the land and air have to be maintained just as equally as the water.
For more information about our Environmental Management services, please contact Barry Schmitz in the SRRMC at 604-824-5103 or by email at email@example.com