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Excavate and educate: Exhibit showcases Mi’kmaq and Acadian archaeological artifacts – PE Government

Jun 15, 2022 You never know what you can learn until you go digging. Literally. “Archaeology isn’t about what you find. It’s about what you find out,” says Matthew McRae, Executive Director of PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation (PEIMHF). This week, PEIMHF will officially launch its exhibit ‘Unearthing the Past: Archaeological Discoveries of Prince Edward […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202216 Views

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Mi’kmaw designer makes gown with birchbark bodice, hopes to motivate youth to learn about culture – CBC

Jun 14, 2022 Gown also features traditional Mi’kmaw designs After sitting in storage since 2019, a birchbark gown finally found the spotlight this past weekend at an Indigenous fashion show in New Brunswick. Sgoagani Wecenisqon designed the piece that features a birchbark bodice with Mi’kmaw designs sewn in. It also features lace floral details on […]

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Fashion show in New Brunswick features Indigenous artists – APTN News

June 13, 2022 Over 200 Indigenous artists gathered at an art symposium in Fredericton, New Brunswick – and for the first time, a fashion show kicked off the event. Designer and coordinator Mariah Sockabasin says Indigenous designers need a space to be recognized. Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/videos/fashion-show-in-new-brunswick-features-indigenous-artists/

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202214 Views

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‘It’s very disappointing’: N.B. government criticized for changing Truth and Reconciliation Day motion – CTV News

June 12, 2022 People in New Brunswick are reacting to the provincial government’s removal of the term “unceded” land from a motion recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The original motion was submitted in the New Brunswick legislature last week by Green Party leader David Coon. His motion specified that the province is […]

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Abegweit First Nation shares traditions with future generations in powwow – CBC

Jun 13, 2022 ‘It’s for everybody’ Abegweit First Nation held its first large powwow in two years on P.E.I. this weekend — and everybody was welcome to join. Hundreds of people took part in the two-day celebration, which participants also referred to as a Mawi’omi, the Mi’kmaw word for a gathering. The Abegweit powwow is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 202218 Views

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This Mi’kmaw educator is sharing his knowledge online during National Indigenous History Month – CTV News

June 10, 2022 The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, which recognizes the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada. Jarvis Googoo is a Mi’kmaw educator in Nova Scotia. He’s been using his knowledge to share informative, enlightening and fun facts on his Twitter account each […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202225 Views

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After a skateboarder’s death, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation working to build a dream park – CBC

Jun 09, 2022 Tyrelle Augustine died in 2019. His friends are building a park to remember him At a cracked, old concrete foundation called “the slab,” skateboarders are flying up metal ramps, sliding across rails and trying new tricks. It’s a busy spot in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation overlooking the dark blue waters of Miramichi Bay. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202216 Views

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Indigenous tourism program coming to N.S. university as calls grow to showcase Mi’kmaw culture – Global News

June 8, 2022 A Halifax university is set to become the first in Canada to offer an Indigenous tourism program. Mount Saint Vincent University is partnering with Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada to create an Indigenous cohort tourism education program. The federal government is providing nearly $2-million to the Kinu Tourism Program. “The big vision […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202218 Views

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Elsipogtog First Nation And SheBuilds Are Bringing More Women Into The Trades – Country 94

Jun 8, 2022 SheBuilds, a local woman-owned construction firm, is building a fifth house in the Elsipogtog First Nation community with the help of three woman apprentices from the community. Owner Donna Ferguson said She Builds Communities for Life was created for a couple of reasons. One was for the company to be used as […]

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Ocean ambassadors soaking up Indigenous conservation knowledge in Nova Scotia – CBC

Jun 08, 2022 Program includes 18 participants from across Canada between 18 and 30 Ocean ambassadors from across Canada are getting hands-on experience this week with Indigenous conservation practices in Nova Scotia. Eighteen participants between the ages of 18 and 30 are taking part in activities such as electrofishing — a scientific surveying method that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202212 Views

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