The Royal BC Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada. The texts and images for the First Nations sections of this web site were provided by:

  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
  • Doig River First Nation, Ridington/Dane-zaa Digital Archive
  • Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre
  • Lower Kootenay Indian Band
  • Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations
  • Nk'Mip Desert and Heritage Centre
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre

We acknowledge and thank the following providers of information and images:

Brenda Baptiste, Tony Button, Richard Cannings, Syd Cannings, Jennifer Carpenter, David Fraser, Sheila Greer, Margaret Holm, Richard Inglis, Margarita James, Chief Peter Knox and Mable Knox, Douglas Leighton, Leslie McGarry, David Nagorsen, Chief Garry Oker, Joe Pierre, Robin and Jillian Ridington, Diane Strand, Curtis Wullum.

Thanks also to the staff and students of Claremont Secondary School for providing advice and guidance on the design of the site and the school programs.

We acknowledge the Canadian Museum of Nature, Roger Baird and especially Jean-Marc Gagnon for the review of the French translation of this site.

Royal BC Museum staff directly involved in the project includes:

Dr. Robert Cannings, Dr. Martha Black, Dr. Bob Griffin, Editors; Grant Hughes, Project Director; Shelley Reid, Project Manager; Tracy Coyle, Brent Reems, L. Stanley Smith, Kevin Wilson, Research Assistants; Brant Bady, Web Manager. Cathleen Thom, Student Employee. Copy Editor was Jill Fallis.