Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award For Saint Mary’s Researcher

By Maroon & White | fall 2018

Saint Mary’s University researcher Dr. Val Marie Johnson’s collaborative work to repatriate copies of Inuit cultural and historical materials has being recognized with the 2018 Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award. The award, given by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, recognizes individuals and organizations that have taken steps to repatriate Inuit intellectual or cultural property or other items that hold significance for their people. Dr. Johnson, along with The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre and the Anglican Church General Synod Archives, engaged in the collaborative work of repatriating copies of archival materials from St. John’s Eskimo Residential School at Shingle Point, Yukon.

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