From the Vancouver Sun: Petroglyph returned to first nation.
The Snuneymuxw people officially celebrated the return of their salmon petroglyph this week, more than three decades after it was removed by the City of Nanaimo and hauled to a museum.
Snuneymuxw First Nation archeologist Lorraine Littlefield said the petroglyph, carved into a boulder, sat at Jack Point near the mouth of the Nanaimo River, marking a ritual that guaranteed the annual run of chum salmon.
Unlike most petroglyphs, the Jack Point petroglyph has a strong oral history attached to it.
A shaman would perform the ritual, [continue].
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- Snuneymuxw First Nation – snuneymuxw.ca
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