Beothuk Remains Returned to Newfoundland and Labrador


Premier Dwight Ball announced in the House of Assembly on Tuesday that the remains of two Beothuk, Nonosabasut and Demasduit have been successfully returned to Newfoundland and Labrador.


The remains were repatriated from Scotland to Newfoundland and Labrador.


Ball sais, “when you look at the history of the Beothuk people and how their demise came about, I think we owe it to them and their remains. And their spirit will never be free – we need to do something about that.”


No decisions have been made yet on the final disposition of the remains.


They will remain in a safe and secure manner at The Rooms until a decision on their final resting place is reached with Indigenous leaders in the Province.