Elders Consulted About Remains at Golf Course

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 14:50



Elders from within the Prince Albert Grand Council are being asked for their advice on what should be done about a recently-discovered set of human remains on a golf course in Prince Albert.


The discovery happened late last week.


Officials with the province’s department of culture are saying the bones are likely that of an aboriginal person.


PAGC chief Gary Merasty says one of the big questions civic leaders are trying to determine right now is if the remains are part of a larger burial site.


He says if this is the case, the land will have to recognized in some fashion.


The bones are estimated to be anywhere from 50 to 300 years old.


Merasty says they could belong to any one of a number of different First Nations as the Prince Albert area has historically been a crossroads for a variety of Aboriginal groups.