Fringe show to campaign for return of Canadian indigenous remains from National Museum of Scotland

A show by indigenous Canadians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is to request the remains of two bodies which are held by the National Museums of Scotland.

The remains of the two Beothuk people, a chief and his wife from the people of Newfoundland, are in the collections of the museums (NMS), which say they are of “utmost scientific importance”.

However the artists of Article 11, an indigenous performance company led by Tara Beagan and Andy Moro, who coming to Edinburgh this summer as part of the Summerhall venue’s programme, are to press for their return to Canada.

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