Woman donates 100-year-old aboriginal items to museum
By Miranda Scotland
Northern News Services
Published Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012
Peering through a glass case at a collection of aboriginal-made goods, tears well in Gwen Tremain Runyard’s eyes as she realizes the items she treasured as a child will be preserved for future generations.
Since 1989 Runyard has donated 12 aboriginal-made items to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, including 100-year-old moose hide jackets, moccasins and a porcupine quill belt.
The collection was put on display in June and last month Runyard, who lives in California, came to Yellowknife to see it for the first time.