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Artifacts returned to Sask.‘s Cumberland House after decades in B.C.

Posted by Em Ironstar on November 18th, 2019

It's believed artifacts including beaded jacket, gloves, moccasins, were given as gifts 80 years ago.

The beadwork on the jacket is spectacular.

Bright oranges and blues adorn its pockets, while its front and base are covered in intricate flowers and vines, assembled with artistry and detail representing centuries of tradition.

Now, after roughly 80 years, the jacket, alongside numerous other artifacts, have been brought home to Cumberland House after years in the possession of a family in Kelowna, B.C., roughly 1,700 kilometres from the Saskatchewan prairies.

Laura Chaboyer was one of the people who travelled to Kelowna to repatriate the artifacts, with the trip partially funded by the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan. Read more...

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