Canada Feds gather oral history on Franklin wrecks

12:45  13 february  2018
12:45  13 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the Internet

  Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the Internet Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the InternetGenie Bouchard, who has some free time this weekend after losing in the quarterfinals of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung tennis tournament on Friday, will be attending this Sunday’s Super Bowl with a fan she met over Twitter.

Nunavut project to collect Inuit elder testimony on Franklin shipwreck sites. Top Stories .

12:36 21 february 2018 Source: cbc.ca. Feds gather oral history on Franklin wrecks . The two ships were part of Sir John Franklin 's 1845 quest to find the elusive Northwest Passage and their disappearance remains a mystery today.

OTTAWA - Parks Canada is launching a new initiative in Nunavut to collect and share the testimony of Inuit elders who have knowledge of the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845.

The project is seeking a contractor to conduct archival research and record interviews with Inuit elders with historical knowledge of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror shipwreck sites.

The two ships were part of Sir John Franklin's 1845 quest to find the elusive Northwest Passage and their disappearance remains a mystery today. The expedition's 129 crew members were never found.

Catherine McKenna, the minister of the environment and minister in charge of Parks Canada, acknowledged the integral role Inuit oral history played in the search for the Franklin shipwrecks.

Public inquest into shooting of mentally ill Vancouver man begins

  Public inquest into shooting of mentally ill Vancouver man begins A public inquest into the police-involved shooting death of Phuong Na 'Tony' Du begins Monday, more than three years after he was killed. Phuong Na Du, or Tony Du, was shot dead after police were called to a scene at Knight Street near East 41st Avenue on Nov. 22, 2014. Witnesses said Du, who had schizophrenia, was distraught and holding a wooden two-by-four. At the time, police said he didn't listen to responding officers. One used a beanbag shotgun to try to disarm Du before the second officer shot him with a firearm. Du was hospitalized but later died of his injuries. He was 51.

Sir John Franklin ’s men dying by their boat during the North-West Passage expedition. Photograph: National Maritime Museum, London. For years, European explorers and historians ignored that oral history

"The story behind these vessels is both fascinating and incredibly important to the history of both our nations. The Liberal government already has committed to eventually sharing ownership, and management, of the Franklin wrecks and artifacts with the Inuit Heritage Trust, which represents

"In this case, we know that Inuit knowledge helped to find the ships," said McKenna.

It's important that the Inuit stay involved — for their own sake as well as Canada's, the minister added.

"I think there's been a lot of focus on European explorers," she said. "Maybe it's time to put more of the focus on the Inuit."

Parks Canada archeologists located the wrecked HMS Erebus off the coast of King William Island in 2014 with the help of Inuit historical knowledge passed on orally over generations. The HMS Terror was found at the bottom of Terror Bay two years later, nearly 100 kilometres away.

The new project's co-ordinators are hoping to collect similar knowledge and testimony from Inuit elders to fill gaps in contemporary research on the history of the wreckage sites.

Son of Russian spies can travel home to Canada, judge rules

  Son of Russian spies can travel home to Canada, judge rules The Trudeau government has been ordered to issue citizenship documents and a passport to the Toronto-born son of elite Russian spies at the centre of a Supreme Court battleAlexander Vavilov was stripped of his Canadian citizenship “through no fault of his own,” the judge ruled, and after winning it back last summer at the Federal Court of Appeal, he should not be forced to wait in limbo while Ottawa tries to convince the country’s top court to overturn that decision. Instead, the Liberals should reinstate Vavilov’s revoked citizenship—and allow him to come home—pending any potential ruling from the Supreme Court.

The latest discovery was made two years and a day after Canadian marine archeologists found the wreck of Erebus in the same area of eastern Queen Maud gulf where Inuit oral history had long said a large wooden ship sank.

Two years later, the Arctic Research Foundation found the wreck of Terror south of King William Island, in pristine condition. Ommanney finds Franklin 's Beechey Island camp. Austin's four and the below ships gather Jump up ^ "The Inuit Were Right: Shipwreck Find Confirms 168-Year-Old Oral History ".

Tamara Tarasoff, the project manager of the shipwrecks' historic sites, said she's hopeful the project will be a success.

"Now that we have the wrecks, it's time to continue with engaging in additional oral history research," Tarasoff said.

  Feds gather oral history on Franklin wrecks © Provided by thecanadianpress.com

"It could be new stories, new observations, or new information that we're able to glean from engaging in oral history research with the Inuit of King William Island," she said.

Parks Canada would like to produce video and audio of the testimonies as well as a book with up to 100 images of the site, including archival photographs.

Louie Kamookak, a leading Inuit historian and educator whose work helped locate the Erebus, said he is encouraged by the project.

"Today's younger generations have gotten away from the Inuit oral history," Kamookak said in an email. "Preserving Inuit oral history in today's technology would be the only way to pass the stories, knowledge, and culture in any aspect of our amazing ancestors that once lived where no other people chose to live."

Kamookak added that although Parks Canada approached him to help with the initiative, he is unsure whether he will, mainly because of his personal health issues.

The tender is open for bidding until March 27.

Canada sanctions Myanmar general over Rohingya brutality .
Canada sanctions Myanmar general over Rohingya brutalityForeign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland slapped new sanctions on one of the senior members of Myanmar's military for his role in the brutal attacks that have forced more than half a million Rohingya to flee the country since last summer.

Source: http://ca.pressfrom.com/news/canada/-63304-feds-gather-oral-history-on-franklin-wrecks/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!