Beothuk Remains Returned

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

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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.

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