A dagger-like knife with an iron blade and bone shaft. The blade is attached with a copper rivet. The nearby 1854 wreck of Robert McClure’s ship ‘Investigator’ would have been a good source of sheet copper and other metal for people frequenting Banks Island. The item was collected by geologist Don Yont in 1961 on Mercy Bay, Banks Island.
A pair of adult-sized boots made of deep blue-dyed seal skin, with commerical hide soles. Sewn by machine and by hand. Crow boot style, with stiff, high ankles open at the front, and trimmed with dark brown beaver fur.
A small seal skin boot with the fur on the inside. It is made from two pieces of skin sewn together with seal skin line and sinew. This boot is one of the oldest examples of footwear from the Canadian arctic. It was collected by archaeologists on Banks Island in the 1970s.
A seal oil lamp, or qulliq, made of green-grey stone. The lamp belonged to hunter and trapper Natkusiak, also known as Billy Banksland. After accompanying adventurer Vilhjalmur Stefansson on the Canadian Arctic Expedition from 1914 to 1917, Natkusiak received the schooner North Star in lieu of wages owing. He and his family used the schooner as a base for trapping on Banks Island.
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is happy to note that Phase 1 of the Emerging Wisely plan includes being able to open museums and galleries. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is currently developing a plan for reopening that will ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, and will not be opening until this plan is in place and approved by the Office of the Chief Health Officer. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation est heureux de constater que la phase 1 du plan Une reprise avisée prévoit la possibilité d’ouvrir les musées et les galeries. Le Centre du patrimoine septentrional Prince-de-Galles travaille actuellement sur un plan de réouverture qui garantira la sécurité du personnel et des visiteurs. Une fois approuvé par l’administratrice en chef de la santé publique des TNO, ce plan entrera en vigueur et le musée ouvrira ses portes. Nous vous tiendrons au courant de l’évolution de notre démarche.