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Nicole Lapierre - Featured Artist

When I first started tea&bannock, I knew I wanted some East Coast representation happening. My only problem was getting the word out and finding someone who wanted to participate, on some level, with us. 1,873 more words


Friday's Creator Corner: Rita Joe, Poet Laureate of the Mi'kmaq people

Each Friday I feature a Creative Artist on Friday’s Creator Corner. Creativity is the art of making something out of nothing. I leave the post up for a week, then replace it with another post. 48 more words


Jérõme Meunier and church records

Jérõme Meunier is “Jérõme Meunier” in 1827, in Bouctouche. On April 5th of that year, he was listed as one of the sponsors to the… 303 more words

Mi'kmaq community projects to prevent sexualized violence receives provincial funding

A first-of-its kind gathering, bringing together First Nations leaders and provincial officials, is taking place in Truro, N.S. this week.

The two-day conference is focused on the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy and allows participants to gather ideas on how to respond to and prevent sexualized violence in their communities. 539 more words


Rates of diabetes 'staggering' in First Nations communities

The Canadian Diabetes Association is hoping World Health Day will shine a light on a disease they say has reached “epidemic proportions.”

Not only does Atlantic Canada have among the highest rates of diabetes in the country, but statistics show aboriginal communities are disproportionately affected. 573 more words


Mi'kmaq Legends on Stage

The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors staged several legends as part of their appearance at the 2016 PEI Community Theatre Festival. Through story, song, and dance they provided a taste of the colourful heritage of the native people of Abegweit. 103 more words


Cancer, diabetes rates higher in First Nations communities in Nova Scotia

New data being compiled in Nova Scotia shows the rates for some chronic illnesses and disease are much higher in Mi’kmaq people than in the general population of the province. 451 more words