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/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Government of Canada Highlights Joint Ownership of Franklin Artifacts in Nunavut/

Canada NewsWire

CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU and GJOA HAVEN, NU, Aug. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will be in Nunavut to underline the joint ownership of Franklin Expedition artifacts with the Inuit Heritage Trust as well as thank Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for their gift of all undiscovered artifacts from HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Two activities will be organized as part of the occasion.

On September 6th, Minister McKenna will be joined by representatives from the Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT) and the British High Commission in Cambridge Bay to re-announce the transfer of artifacts from the United Kingdom and joint ownership with IHT.

A community event will be held on September 9th in Gjoa Haven to highlight joint ownership of artifacts and to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Inuit and all partners involved in the preservation and presentation of the wrecks of the Franklin Expedition.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

 

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut


Date:

September 6th, 2018

Time:

7:00 p.m. (MDT)

Location:

Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut



Gjoa Haven, Nunavut


Date:

September 9th, 2018

Time:

2:00 p.m. (MDT)

Location:

Gjoa Haven Community Hall
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut

 

SOURCE Parks Canada

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