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Vandals wiping out Indigenous pictographs, researcher says - Sudbury - CBC News

14.7.17

Vandals wiping out Indigenous pictographs, researcher says - Sudbury - CBC News: "[Vandals are] scratching up the images, spray painting over the images with names, dates," she said. "There has even been attempts at removing rock, trying to chisel off rock surface, and shooting at the sites," Zawadzka said.

The damage, some of which can't be erased, amounts to a significant loss for both Canadian and Indigenous cultures, she said.

"We are talking about Indigenous heritage, oral traditions, cultural memory," Zawadzka said. "The sites are associated with sacred places, traditional territories, and traditional knowledge. They are living sites."


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