Structure and Board

The Beothuk Institute is a provincially incorporated body governed by a Constitution and By-Laws which were promulgated in February 2000.  Click here to download a copy of the By-Laws

As a charitable organization recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency, all donations made t0 the Beothuk Institute are tax deductible.

Board 2017-2018

Executive Chair – Desmond Canning
Vice Chair – Pete Barrett
Secretary – Kellie Kerpan
Treasurer – Rita Higgins
Member At Large – Simon Dawson
Laurie McLean
Tom Kendell
Winston Sharpe

Volunteers and Supporters

The Beothuk Institute is strictly a volunteer organization which depends on its members and others interested in our overall mission. Here are some of the people either directly involved or who are in support of the work we do. (Please note, our photo gallery is a work in progress. We will continue to add to it as photographs become available).


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This is the reply I got from the Premier's Office when I suggested the the Beothuk walk amongst us. I did reply with actual records, let's see how they come back. Lieutenant Buchans expedition to the Exploits River, January 1811, item 1 Buchans Journal, shows he meet with at least 25 Beothuk, had seen several camps that were abandoned, but there were "Deere" Carcass and furs. It was in mid winter so that to me suggest they went on to another "furring ground". If indeed there were at least 25 alive in 1811, it seems that they would not be extinct in 1822, that's only 11 years. More to follow. . . ... See MoreSee Less

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