Witamy! From early immigrants to Cape Breton in the first two decades of the twentieth century, through refugees of two world wars, war brides, and emigres fleeing communism, to a multitude of professionals, labourers, academics, and artists who have come from the lands of Poland to make a new homeland in Canada, the small but vibrant Polish Nova Scotian community has been making and continues to make significant contributions in all parts of this province.
Please take the time to acknowledge the contributions of Indians to HRM as employees, volunteers, family members, and neighbours, by declaring Indian Independence Month in August. Indians living in HRM also contribute to the arts through food, culture, clothing, music, and art, working side by side with members of the community.
This list was provided by the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance and contains both fiction and non-fiction about being Two-Spirited and its importance to Indigenous Peoples.
Staff members at Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library are mourning the loss of our community member and friend Robert McIntyre. Here is a small tribute to Robert and his legacy.
Welcome to the 2020 virtual version of the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival! We are bringing together readers, writers, and illustrators in a new way. Enjoy meeting our 2020 award nominees through their books and videos.
This year’s Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Mawita’jik 2020 is being held on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21. This date marks the beginning of the summer solstice. Many Indigenous people have celebrated their culture and heritage on this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. This year, the event is being offered online as we all work to keep our communities safe. Instead of hosting a multi-day gathering, we present here, a sampling of some of the drumming, dancing, and storytelling performances that would have been showcased at this year’s Mawita’jik celebration for you to enjoy.
HRM, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Library, and community have compiled a collection of Indigenous teachings, videos, and stories.
Walking Gottingen is an immersive storytelling experience of family and community, using storytelling, natural sound, and diverse voices to transport listeners through a portal of lived experiences in the neighbourhood. This project was created by Jayde Tynes, Francella Fiallos and Sarah Poko.
As we are not able to present a schedule of public events this year to mark Access Awareness Week due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are presenting instead, a series of profiles of community members who are active in the area of Accessibility Awareness and showing what everyone can achieve!