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The mysterious Beothuk of Newfoundland

Recent DNA tests have only deepened the mystery the Beothuk people of Newfoundland.

The Beothuk were reclusive compared to other Indigenous Newfoundland people like the Mi’kmaq. 548 more words

A Mi'kmaq seat at the table How a struggling but defiant First Nation came to claim Aboriginal title over a third of New Brunswick

Kenneth Francis knew about the smoke billowing from the Rexton blockade in eastern New Brunswick, the RCMP cars set ablaze, elders pepper-sprayed and protesters hauled away in handcuffs. 68 more words

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Daniel Paul Still Has a Message to Deliver

With the release of two new books, Daniel Paul is adding new material to his decades-long crusade to educate people about Mi’kmaq history.

The Mi’kmaw elder, who is best-known for his seminal history book We Were Not the Savages, recently published his first, and likely his last, novel Chief Lightning Bolt. 233 more words


First People

Iroquois, Innu, Algonquin, and Mi’kmaq. References to the First People abound throughout eastern Canada. The names of cities and townships originate with the First People, Gaspe meaning “Lands End” to Saguenay meaning “the end of the deep water and Kebec “where the river narrows.” 95 more words

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Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq to vie for licence in lucrative Arctic surf clam fishery

Thirteen Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia have come together to file an application for a licence to participate in the Arctic surf clam fishery.

The announcement was made today by Chief Terrance Paul, co-chairman of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. 162 more words


Family testifies about pain of searching 24 years for missing Aboriginal woman

The 78-year-old Mi’kmaq elder cradles the grainy photo of his lost daughter laminated on his smart phone – a reminder of his hope to find her one day. 894 more words


Halifax-based Indigenous artist Ursula Johnson wins $50K Sobey Art Award

Ursula Johnson, a Mik’maw artist based in Dartmouth, has won the 2017 Sobey Art Award which brings with it a $50,000 prize.

The 37-year-old artist, originally from Sydney, N.S., was announced as the winner of the contemporary art prize on Wednesday in Toronto. 285 more words