Mi’kmaw History & Culture

Mi'kmaq History & Culture

Mi'kmaq History Month 2020: A Virtual Celebration

Enjoy this collection of videos, created and compiled by community, that celebrate the rich cultural traditions and history of the Mi’kmaw.

Treaty Day 2020: A Virtual Celebration

Treaties honour the enduring bond of friendship and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia.

Cheryl Copage-Gehue Reads from Phyllis's Orange Shirt

Orange Shirt Day began when Residential School Survivor, Phyllis Jack Webstad, of the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation, shared her story.

Orange Shirt Day: Honouring Residential School Survivors

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for all to remember and honour Indigenous Residential School Survivors in the spirit of reconciliation.

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day

Explore picture books, young adult fiction, and graphic novels that promote awareness about the impact of Residential Schools.

Secret Path: Chanie Wenjack's Story

Gord Downie began Secret Path as 10 poems incited by the story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack's death fleeing a Residential School in 1966.

HSMBC Designation: Shubenacadie Indian Residential School

This short film, featuring Dorene Bernard, honours the history of this site and the importance of this designation.

Magit’s Doll: A Residential School Survivor's Story

Elder Magit Poulette tells We’koqom’a Mi’kmaw School students in Cape Breton about her experience at the Shubenacadie Residential School.

Phyllis Jack Webstad on Orange Shirt Day

Phyllis Jack Webstad, from the community of Stwecem’s Xgat’tem First Nation located in British Colombia shares her story.

Truth and Reconciliation: Residential Schools in Canada

Academic studies, government reconciliation reports and settler perspectives about the lasting impact of the Residential School system.

Surviving Canada's Residential Schools

Share in the spirit of truth, healing and reconciliation with these powerful personal stories of Canadian Residential School survivors.

Two-Spirit Experience: A Reading List

Provided by Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, this reading list focuses on the Two-Spirit experience and its importance to Indigenous Peoples.

Graphic Novels by Indigenous Creators

Explore the culture, history, and lives of Indigenous Peoples through graphic novels featuring contemporary and traditional storytelling.

Mawita’jik 2020: A Virtual Cultural Showcase

Please enjoy a sampling of traditional drumming, dancing, and storytelling as part of this year’s Mawita’jik celebration.

Kepmite'tmnej, Mi'kmaw Honour Song: Raymond Sewell

Raymond Sewell has shared his version of the Mi’kmaq Honour Song in celebration of Indigenous History Month.

National Indigenous History Month: A Virtual Experience

HRM, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Library, and community have compiled a collection of Indigenous teachings, videos, and stories.
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