Nan Sdins National Historic Site of Canada

Feature Type:National Historic Site - A place declared to be of national historic interest or significance by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Historic Sites and Monuments Act of Canada.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Anthony Island, off S end of Moresby Island, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°05'50''N, 131°13'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103B/3

Origin Notes and History:

Designated by Parks Canada in 1981 as a National Historic Site. Ninstints National Historic Site and lieu historique national de Ninstints identified in "Canada's Geographical Names Approved in English and in French", published by the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, August 1994. Name changed to Nan Sdins National Historic Site of Canada, and lieu historique national du Canada de Nan Sdins, in March 1999. The French form of the name was subsequently corrected to "Lieu historique national..." (ie. upper case L )

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This area is also designated by UNESCO as SGang Gwaay World Heritage Site. For interpretive information see Ninstints (locality), also Parks Canada's National Historic Sites brochure, also "Anthony Island Totems: the last big stand" (Canadian Geographic magazine, Vol 101, No 5, Oct/Nov 1981, p.26).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office