Ancient Mi’gmaq foot path gets a facelift – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015786 Views

Jul 10, 2015

Revitalization of 5000-year-old trail a joint effort between Pabineau First Nation and trail committee

Pabineau First Nation used the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail for hunting and trade 5,000 years ago. The footpath still exists and runs 133 kilometres from Bathurst to Mount Carleton.

Danis Comeau, a member of a recently formed revitalization committee, hiked the entire trail in June. He covered approximately 20 kilometres each day.

“After a lot of consideration and planning and help from the committee and their expertise, I decided to start on June 19 and I allowed myself about 12 days.”

While much of the trail was passable, Comeau says it was hard going in several spots where the path was unmarked and had become overgrown.

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