The Royal BC Museum and Archives has established a program to provide Indigenous communities and individuals with reproductions of records documenting their cultural heritage free-of-charge. Researchers who self-identify as Indigenous can access copies of photographs, textual records, sound recordings and other items from the collections.
Truth and Reconciliation Projects
The Royal BC Museum's Conservation department participates in repatriation requests, including the November 2016 transfer of a number of wooden carvings and baskets to the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. Practical assistance with cleaning, packing and transporting was supplied at the request of the First Nation. Cooperation and partnership takes place in facilitating the return of objects to the community.