Executive Council
January 21, 2019

Premier Ball Welcomes News that National Museum of Scotland will Transfer Beothuk Remains to Canada

Today’s news that we are one step closer to the repatriation of the Beothuk remains held by National Museum of Scotland is tremendously significant – for Indigenous communities, for our province and for Canada.

Our government and Indigenous leaders throughout our province came together at Newfoundland and Labrador’s first ever Indigenous Leaders Roundtable in 2017 to make this a priority, and to partner with the Federal Government in advancing this work. I especially want to thank Miawpukek First Nation Chief Mi’sel Joe for his leadership and international advocacy on this issue.

Through tremendous partnership and perseverance, we can restore these remains to their rightful home, reflect on what has been lost, and be hopeful about what can be gained through reconciliation, and by honouring Indigenous culture.

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Office of the Premier

2019 01 21                              1:15 p.m.