REPORT OF THE FIRST NATIONS
CULTURAL HERITAGE IMPACT
ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION

COMPONENT; BAMBERTON TOWN
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Submitted to:

Prepared by:

Bjorn O. Simonsen

Sandra Peacock

James Haggerty

Jonathan Secter

Frank Duerden

December 23, 1997

FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Bamberton Project Cultural Heritage Component

Table of Contents ( no colours )

Table of Contents

The complete original of this report, once on BC environment ministry website has changed locations many times and is no longer available.

This link external has one version but it does not have the tables: The hyperlinks below are the ones selected that were ost relevant to this website. If anyone can find the complete original now, we would be glad to include it on this website as it is an historically significant one.

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Appendices


1.0 INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND

1.1 Study Process and First Nations

1.2 Study Terms of Reference

2.0 THE PEOPLE OF THE SAANICH INLET

2.1 The People and the Landscape of /Yaas/

2.2 The Altered Landscape: First Nations Concerns

2.3 Understanding the Landscape: An Outline of The First Nations
Cultural Heritage Study

3.0 FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDY

3.1 Objectives

3.2 Methods

3.3 Results Part I: The First Nations Context

3.3.1 Thirteen Moons: The Traditional Seasonal Rounds

3.3.2 The Changing Rhythms of the Traditional Seasonal Rounds

3.3.3 Naming the Landscape

3.4 Results Part II: First Nations Land & Resource Use

3.4.1 Spiritual Resources: /Yaas/ as a Sacred Landscape

3.4.2 Plant Resources

3.4.3 Terrestrial Mammals

3.4.4 Marine Resources

4.0 ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF PAST LAND-USE
AND OCCUPATION

4.1 Status of Archaeological Data - South Island Region
Bamberton Lands

4.2 Types of Archaeological Resources

4.3 Site Distribution

4.4 Site Age

4.5 General Condition of Sites

4.6 Archaeological Sites and Place Name Data

4.7 Summary

4.8 Archaeological Inventory and Impact Assessment

4.8.1 Background Research

4.8.2 Archaeological Inventory

4.8.3 Shoreline Inventory

4.8.4 Upland Inventory

4.8.5 Results of Archaeological Examinations

4.8.6 Description of Archaeological Site Areas

5.0 THE BAMBERTON TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

5.1 Current Plans and Scope of Development

5.2 History and Effects of Past Land Development

6.0 ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC COMPONENTS

6.1 Environmental and Ecological Considerations

6.2 Socio-economic Considerations - Past and Present

7.0 IMPACT ON FIRST NATIONS CULTURE AND HERITAGE
(PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE)

7.1 Affect on Ceremonial and Spiritual Practices

7.2 Land-Use and Settlement Considerations

7.3 Impact on Archaeological Resources

8.0 OPPORTUNITIES FOR MITIGATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

9.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

10.0 REFERENCES

List of Tables

TABLE 1: The 13 Moons of the Sencoten and Hul’qumi’num’ Peoples

TABLE 2: Herbaceous Plants on the Bamberton Property Utilized by the First Nations People of the Saanich Inlet

TABLE 3: Tree Species on the Bamberton Property utilized by the First Nations Peoples of the Saanich Inlet

TABLE 4: Shrub Species on the Bamberton Property utilized by the First Nations Peoples of the Saanich Inlet

TABLE 5: Ferns, Mosses & Lichens on the Bamberton Property utilized by the First Nations People of the Saanich Inlet

TABLE 6: Vegetation Communities of the Bamberton Site (adapted from Radcliffe et al. 1993)

TABLE 7: Terrestrial Mammals of the Study Area utilized by the First Nations People of the Saanich Inlet

TABLE 8: Marine Resources of the Saanich Inlet utilized by the First Nations People

List of Figures and Maps

Figure 1: Late 40's Aerial Photo showing Bamberton Cement Works.

Figure 2: Bamberton Lands in vicinity of McCurdie Point.

Figure 3: Large Cement Kiln Refuse Dump Proposed for Clean Up and Subsequent Land Development.

Figure 4: Typical View of Saanich Inlet shoreline in the vicinity of Sheppard Point.

Figure 5: Close-up view of disturbed shell matrix at site near Sheppard Point.

Figure 6: Camas (Camassia quamash), found on exposed slopes in the McCurdy and Sheppard Point area of the Bamberton Lands.

Figure 7: Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis), was collected in large quantities in various locations on Yass (Malahat Mountain).

Figure 8: View of Area containing Inland Shell Midden Archaeological Site.

Figure 9: Shell midden matrix from Inland Shell Midden Archaeological Site.

Map 1: Location of Bamberton Town Development Project

Map 2: Bamberton Town Development Plan

Appendices

APPENDIX I

Copy of Letter of Understanding Between Project
Proponent and First Nations Management Committee

APPENDIX II

Summary Report Relating to Review of Previous Environmental
Studies and Documentation (Secter Environmental Services Ltd)

APPENDIX III

Report on Socio-Economic Impacts in the First Nations Context;
Bamberton Development Project; by Frank Duerden

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