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Rock Art, a living culture in British Columbia

December 06, 2016 | By French Culture Vancouver

Discover a unique scientific and cultural project about Rock art in British Columbia. This short documentary showcases the depth of First Nations heritage and a dynamic French-canadian cooperation in sciences and culture.

Following a lecture of Paleonthologist Jean-Michel Geneste, in 2015 at the Peter Wall Institute for advanced studies (UBC) and a first trip to one of the cradle of the West Coast First nation, a first research campaign took place from 13th to 26th of May 2016 in the Hedley Cave, located in the Upper Similkameen Indian Band (interior of British Columbia). This campaign brought together researchers from UBC, from 2 French Universities (Chambéry and Bordeaux) and from Auckland (New Zealand) It was also the opportunity to organize the first-ever conference on Rock art in Lytton (BC). This event gathered more than 100 people, academics and First Nations representants, both interested in learning about this great heritage

This project was initiated by the French Embassy in Canada and brigns together First Nations tribes from the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and the Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Chambéry (France).

Direction: Patricia Marquet Geneste & Production: Rup'art Productions