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  • walter m. porter
    August 31, 2011 - 11:47

    I would like to express my thoughts toward my family and the inuit of nunavut.. Its what ignorance shows by White people that figure they know everything,, We have so much more knowledge about Franklin and what we have are artifacts that came from the last known 29 men whom diedtrying to make it to a whaling camp in the hudson Bay region over 150 yrs ago. and more so artifacts that are at a unknown locations of Sir John Franklins last 29 men with pieces of boat they were sledding across the land. So, if you think we were going to just think we had the records only, will we have so much more, If you want to be a part of this history lsten to what we have because the government of canada sure thinks they can do their search and not have any INUIT involved, Or my family, We do have so much more information but will not sure it with anyone else because all you want is (As white people you think you all own everything that was lost my VERY UNexperience explorers. As will how the government wants everything that isn't theirs at all.. Its who has it not how the Government wants it. And no one is going to take it from us,

  • Delta
    September 10, 2010 - 23:12

    As if it's necessary to add to this debacle, Newfoundland's Coast Guard decommissioned the icebreaker Sir John Franklin years ago and it was about to be made into razor blades when Quebec asked for and got the vessel and renamed it Amundsen, still a Coast Guard Ship. Kinda brings a tear to your eye doesn' t it!.

  • Delta
    September 10, 2010 - 23:10

    As if it's necessary to add to this debacle, Newfoundland's Coast Guard decommissioned the icebreaker Sir John Franklin years ago and it was about to be made into razor blades when Quebec asked for and got the vessel and renamed it Amundsen, still a Coast Guard Ship. Kinda brings a tear to your eye doesn' t it!.

  • Eugene from Town
    September 10, 2010 - 08:40

    P'raps, the grandfather and father, noting the inherant racism in our celebration of Franklin's "exploring" a land already inhabited by humans. P'raps grandfather and father didn't want to add to the eurocentric arctic exploration history books that seem to not acknowledge that this area was already "discovered" and that knowledge of the terrain, waterways and ice fields could have been garnered by learning how to speak to the locals not just writing them off as "uncivilized". Maybe everyone is too "stunned" to have considered that angle.