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date: 21 February 2019

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Tensions exist in the relationship between indigenous people and colonial-based authorities regarding the definition, recognition, and treatment of public heritage. This chapter takes an auto-ethnographic and self-reflexive approach to the exploration of current issues at the heart of such relationships in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Case studies focus on Stó:lō-Coast Salish cultural sites including archaeological and heritage landscape features. This approach to dialogue is structured around the interplay between concepts of metamorphosis and transformation, drawn from Kafka’s literary work and Stó:lō oral history. Professional ethical guidelines and a framework of Indigenous-colonial relationships are proposed as means of addressing and reconciling current points of contention in the realm of public heritage.

Keywords: public heritage, anthropology, archaeology, oral history, ethics, indigenous-colonial relations, heritage resource management, shared decision-making, reconciliation

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