Rose Island Reburial... Closure and Controversy
Earlier this week, reporter Peter Cowan joined more than two dozen people near the shores of Rose Island in the Torngat Mountains National Park. They were there to witness a return journey that was supposed to have happened in 1995. That’s when more than a hundred Inuit remains were returned from the provincial collection. But the remains of 13 Inuit were left behind. Discovered last year, the ceremony returned the bones to a stone cairn on the island where they were taken by researchers in the 1970s. We bring you some of the repatriation ceremony. After that, we look at the lack of a formal apology from the province, and read an email we received about the ceremony which questions the lack of direct descendants at the ceremony.