The Australian Government has supported the return of over 1470 Australian Indigenous ancestors from overseas institutions and private collectors for over 25 years.

A Landmark Return from Canada

October 2017—Canada

A female Wardandi ancestor from the Margaret River region of Western Australia has been returned to her traditional custodians. The ceremony was held at the Australian High Commission in Ottawa and marks the first repatriation of Australian Aboriginal ancestral remains from Canada under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Repatriation Program. The Wardandi ancestor was returned by a Private Collector based in Vancouver.