British Columbia petroglyphs damaged by power workers

Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Admin

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An ancient rock art site on Vancouver Island, titled Cedar By the Sea, has been damaged by a local power company’s contracted workers.

Douglas White, chief of the Snuneymuxw First Nation said the damage is disrespectful of native heritage and he doesn’t understand how crews could make the mistake, since existing petroglyph rock art sites are documented and protected by legislation.

Petroglyphs can be more than 2,000 years old and typically feature etched drawings that serve as a record of First Nations history on the surface of flat bedrock sandstone.

“This is a notoriously well-known site,” White said. “I don’t understand this to be a mistake that can be made … this is the kind of desecration where I would expect charges to be laid.”

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Story: Ben Ingram, The Record | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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