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On November 29, the University of Toronto and the Huron-Wendat Nation signed a memorandum of understanding on the repatriation of remains and artifacts back to the nation on the Wendake reserve, near Quebec City.

According to a press release issued by the university, U of T sits on land that the Huron-Wendat called home until the late 17th century.

Faculty, staff, and students have excavated several archaeological sites that contained remains and artifacts of the Huron-Wendat, all of which are now in university possession.

The transfer will take place once the Huron-Wendat find a final resting place for the remains.

Vice provost, academic programs Cheryl Regehr signed the agreement on behalf of the university while Grand Chief Konrad Sioui of the Wendake reserve represented the Huron-Wendat Nation.

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