Beothuk Remains Returned
CBC reports on the Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland
Source: Mark Quinn · CBC News · Posted: Mar 12, 2020
Mi’kmaq chief says remains are ‘almost home’ at St. John’s museum, far away from gravesite
The remains of a Beothuk couple who were taken from a grave in central Newfoundland and sent to Scotland almost two centuries ago have been returned to their home province.
The skulls of Nonosabasut and Demasduit were repatriated at a sombre ceremony Wednesday evening at The Rooms, the province’s archive and museum in St. John’s.
“This is for me a sacred moment in our history,” said Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation in Conne River, who began the campaign to return the remains about five years ago.