Though it purports to be a romance set in Acadia in 1755, it is actually an impassioned novel of conscience exploring the disintegration of Mi'kmaq
culture under the influence of European settlement.
On Canada Day, a crowd of Mi'kmaq
and their supporters gathered at the base of the statue to decry Cornwallis as a perpetrator of genocide against Indigenous Peoples.
But some believe it has been overplayed for the tourist industry and other settlers should also be recognised, not least Nova Scotia's native Mi'kmaq
population who were cleared from their land.
LAST YEAR, the Knowledge Keepers I of Mi'kma'ki and Cape Breton University worked together to offer a course about Indigenous Mi'kmaq
history, culture and knowledge --designed and delivered by the Knowledge Keepers themselves.
With 381 square kilometres of rolling hills and waterways, the land tells the tale of the Mi'kmaq
, carved in stone and illuminated through story and legend.
Focusing on contemporary perspectives of Mi'kmaq
and their non-Mi'kmaw allies, who have worked with, experienced and lived with the treaties at various times over the last fifty years, the seventeen articles comprising "Living Treaties" are by authors who have had personal experiences contesting the Crown's version of the treaty story, or have been rebuilding the Mi'kmaq
and their nation with the strength of their work from their understandings of Mi'kmaw history.
Vulcan said it is grateful to all the stakeholders including the community liaison committee, Morian Resources, MODG, the Mi'kmaq
people and the people of Nova Scotia.
John Joe Sark, a member of the Mi'kmaq
Nation traditional government, is petitioning the federal government to change the name of the Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst historic site near Charlottetown, saying it's an insult that a national park in Prince Edward Island is named for a military general who wanted to kill Aboriginal people with smallpox.
Their mission was to establish colonies for France in the territories of the Mi'kmaq
, Maliseet, Abenaki and Passamaquoddy (8) Denys' writings depict the time of early, but sustained, European incursions and settlement into long occupied Indigenous territories.
I examine these issues as they apply to two multicultural choral pieces, Lydia Adams' Mi'kmaq
Honour Song, which is based on a Mi'kmaq
song known as "I'ko," and Stephen Hatfield's Nukapianguaq, based on a series of Inuit chants.
In February 1997, the front-page headline of the Mi'kmaq
Maliseet Nations News, a monthly news magazine read: "Justice: Mi'kmaw Style".
Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq
Warriors Society was in Edmonton Feb.