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Ancient Roman Presence in America

What you see above is a Mi’kmaq petroglyph interpreted to be soldiers marching.  Kind of inconclusive of Roman presence until you add all the Roman artifacts that have been discovered in and around Nova Scotia, the home of the Mi’kmaq. 364 more words

Lost History

Creating a home court advantage

Jeremy Speller spent much of his childhood moving from Quebec to Massachusetts to Nashua, New Hampshire. The 6-3 forward for St. Thomas University’s men’s basketball team played basketball because families from Section 8 households can’t afford much else. 69 more words

Oscar Baker Iii

Did the Mi'kmaq from Eastern Canada write in Egyptian Hieroglyphics?

The story goes like this:

Father Le Clerq,  a Roman Catholic Missionary from the late 1600s, claimed to have seen Mi’kmaq (Micmac*) children taking notes (writing) on birchbark as he was giving his lessons. 449 more words

Lost History

The Amazing Moment When We Created A Course & the World Showed Up

That First Monday

 It was midnight on Monday night, and I found myself sitting in my darkened living room, looking out at the water, holding a cup of tea, and scrolling through the hundreds of tweets, messages, and Facebook posts. 1,548 more words

Mi'kmaq Crisis Counseling Service Launches in Nova Scotia

‘Reconnection to our culture again is part and parcel of healing,’ says counsellor Robyn Hazard. [Full story at cbc.ca]

Two Mi’kmaw sisters are launching a crisis counselling service for people living on reserves in mainland Nova Scotia.  38 more words

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Debate building over whether to put away statues of Canada historical figures

HALIFAX – The debate over whether to knock statues of controversial figures off their pedestals has erupted again in Canada, as history writers and academics in two cities differ over how the present should influence the honouring of the past. 670 more words

News

Nova Scotia premier to discuss statue Mi'kmaq community says is racist

Another example of significant historical figures and their mixed legacy viewed through contemporary eyes (e.g., the Princeton Woodrow Wilson controversy).

In general, rather than moving the statue ‘out of sight,’ it might be better to have an interpretative plaque that provides a more complete picture of his role and actions. 189 more words

Historical Recognition