Mawita’jik 2020: A Virtual Cultural Showcase

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.
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Celebrating Eid al-Fitr: History, A Recipe, and a Book List

Muslims worldwide will be celebrating Eid the weekend of May 23-24. The exact date of which will be announced on Friday, May 22 after moon observations. Eid al-Fitr is the three-day festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is an occasion of peace and joy. Here, Rania and Laura from Keshen Goodman Public Library share its history, traditions, a recipe, and reading list.
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Honour and Remember: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Grandmother, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, daughter-in-law, cousin, friend, neighbour. In partnership with the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, we want to honour and remember the spirits of over 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, educate our communities about this epidemic, and empower us to move forward together in reconciliation and change. 
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