Gjoa Haven elders visit Franklin wreck site

Elders from Gjoa Haven speak with Parks Canada’s manager of underwater archeology, Marc-André Bernier, aboard the Parks Canada vessel the David Thompson in early August. The elders, their family members and Inuit Guardians from Gjoa Haven came aboard the vessel as the Parks Canada crew prepared for dives to the wreck of HMS Terror, about 100 kilometres west of the community. From left: Joanasie Ukuqtunnuaq, Saul Qirniq, Tommy Tavalok (front), Ben Putuguq (corner), Jimmy Qirqqut, Marc-André Bernier, and underwater archeology team assistant Jonathan Puqiqnak (far right). (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada/Tamara Tarasoff)

By Jane George

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