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Would you build your home on native burial ground?
06-22-2014, 08:38 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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I would sure as hell not do that! That's asking for trouble damned.gif

Edmonton businessman begins build on B.C. burial ground

On National Aboriginal Day, B.C. First Nations and gulf islanders rallied and canoed around a tiny B.C. island cemetery that is being developed into the site of a luxury home.

Grace Islet, located in Salt Spring Island's Ganges Harbour, is presently owned by Barry Slawsky, an Edmonton-based businessman and former owner of the San Francisco Gifts chain of stores.

The site has been recognized as a burial ground by the B.C. Heritage Branch, but the province has issued Slawsky a permit to build a home on stilts, above the cairns.

Penelakut​ elder Laura Sylvester told CBC News the decision is "heart breaking."

Penalukut​ elders have reportedly asked for access to the property to remove any remains, but they say Slawsky has refused them access.


Nope! uhoh.gif
06-22-2014, 08:53 PM #2
j browsing Member
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about a year ago I read about an old burial ground in Saginaw down by the rail road tracks..it turned out to be and old site..it was unearthed when contracters were doing work down there..at first the cops thought that it might be a body dump site some serial killer was using damned.gif

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06-22-2014, 08:56 PM #3
j browsing Member
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http://bay-journal.com/bay/1hi/set.html this article contains a little info what I was talking about

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06-22-2014, 09:08 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Interesting hmm.gif Who knows how many of these places we walk on top of every day. dunno.gif

But I wouldn't knowingly build a home on top of a burial ground damned.gif
06-22-2014, 09:27 PM #5
j browsing Member
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I would not either damned.gif

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06-22-2014, 09:39 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Geist Vally Estates, Indianapolis. They flooded a Native American burial ground for retention when they put in a subdivision there.
Lot's of people report strange goings on.

06-22-2014, 10:14 PM #7
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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I'm sure sleep's fer shiite in those digs. (pardon pun) chuckle.gif
06-22-2014, 11:05 PM #8
XIII Member
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I live outside that area.
This is such a pathetic situation. When you have the amount of money that guy does, there is NO shortage of coastal land or private islands that he could have bought and built on instead!

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06-22-2014, 11:15 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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It has all the elements of a movie plot. It probably will be in some form. It will be interesting to follow up in a few years if he proceeds with his building plans. damned.gif
06-22-2014, 11:27 PM #10
Ruby Wolf Member
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As far as the United States go I seriously doubt theres anyplace within the continent anywhere that hasnt already been ripped apart and torn asunder and built upon so many countless heartlessly trampled and ruthlessly desecrated and now lost and forgotten Native American burial grounds over and over again possibly explaining so many of our strange paranormal phenomena like sasquatch and ufos and flying saucers and ghost lights and poltergeists and who knows what the hell else spawned from Indian curses cast upon the European pioneers and settlers and their sweeping desolation long ago...
06-22-2014, 11:45 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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I was a little surprised to see they're actually making an effort to find some of our old stuff.

Heritage hunting in Finnish forests

In state forests, the search is on for ancient artefacts and sites. Archaeologists working for Metsähallitus, the state enterprise managing forests, have been scouring the woods for five summers. Their oldest finds date back to the Stone Age.

This is the fifth summer such an inventory has been carried out in forests across the country. Four million euros from wood sales have been budgeted towards this work of mapping out cultural heritage hidden in Finnish nature. By next year, when the project finishes, some four million hectares of land should have been surveyed.

06-23-2014, 04:37 AM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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If we think about it, ancient peoples were nomadic and they just buried their dead wherever they happened to be at the time.
06-23-2014, 10:31 AM #13
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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Looks like this monger doesn't care about it . Shameful.
06-23-2014, 12:44 PM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
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Lived in a haunted house for quite a number of years meself.

Sure had its creepy sides to it 13.gif

So the answer would be "no".
I'd rather not.
06-23-2014, 01:43 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It is interesting to learn of this specific native peoples afterlife beliefs:

In this study, we interpret three primary customary laws that Hul’qumi’num people associate with the protection of their archaeological heritage: 1) Only persons with the inherited right and ritual knowledge may care for the remains of the deceased Ancestors and their belongings; 2) It is prohibited to physically disturb any land containing ancient human remains and their belongings; 3) It is prescribed that persons avoid physical contact with the spirits of the deceased, their skeletal remains, belongings, and burial grounds. These customary laws are based upon maintaining principles of respect and reciprocity of relations between the Living and the Ancestors. To contravene these customary laws and upset the balance between the Dead and the Living worlds is understood in Hul’qumi’num culture to bear mortal consequences for the Living, whether through retribution by poor fortune, illness, paralysis or death.


So, my question is: Will the driving in of the stilts (poles) into the ground actually disturb the graves and or burial ground? Or, will they be using some sort of sonar ground mapping to determine where to dig that won't disturb any remains or a burial area?



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