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Church to change name to remove reference to Halifax's controversial founder

An African Baptist church that dates back to the early 1800s is changing its name to scrub it of any reference to Halifax’s controversial founder, who some say was guilty of a type of genocide against the Mi’kmaq. 701 more words

Canada

Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Center

This appears to be a wonderful Mi’kmaq cultural resource site, and no doubt the Centre itself is an even better experience… I will return to take a good look soon. 95 more words

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Families divided after Ottawa tells thousands they’re not indigenous | Toronto Star

I have a lot of sympathy for the people who have had to develop and implementation the criteria used, as well as the people interviewed below whose applications have been denied. 669 more words

Aboriginal

Nova Scotia Pardons Mi'kmaq Chief 60 Years Later

Gabriel Sylliboy died feeling like he failed his Mi’kmaq people. The grand chief launched a fight for aboriginal rights after being charged with illegal hunting in the 1920s, but the courts of the era dismissed the notion that a 1752 treaty gave Sylliboy any rights. 105 more words

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Heritage Day 2017 celebrates Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq culture, heritage

What does it mean to be Mi’kmaq? That’s a question several Mi’kmaq Nova Scotians are hoping to explain, as they celebrate Heritage Day 2017.

As part of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s Heritage Day recognizes Mi’kmaq culture and people through activities and celebrations held across the province Monday and over the past weekend. 633 more words

Canada

Mi'kmaq leader gets pardon, apology from NS: 'He was the first to stand up for us'

Gabriel Sylliboy died feeling like he failed his Mi’kmaq people.

READ MORE: NS to grant pardon to late Mi’kmaq chief convicted of illegal hunting

The grand chief launched a fight for aboriginal rights after being charged with illegal hunting in the 1920s, but the courts of the era dismissed the notion that a 1752 treaty gave Sylliboy any rights. 731 more words

Canada

NS to grant pardon to late Mi'kmaq chief convicted of illegal hunting

Nova Scotia will grant a posthumous pardon Thursday to the first elected Mi’kmaq grand chief who became a passionate advocate for treaty rights after being convicted of illegal hunting. 91 more words

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