Connect with Mi’kmaw culture
A cultural experience presented by Acadia First Nation in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
Connect with 10,000 years of Mi’kmaq culture and tradition with Acadia First Nation, surrounded by the pristine forest and freshwater of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, part of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. Take a two-hour adventure exploring cultural landscapes, natural wonders, and archaeological discoveries, creating a powerful story of people and nature, spiritual growth and well-being. Meet at the birch bark wigwam, bound by spruce roots, by the edge of a lake canoed for thousands of years.
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At this historic location you will experience:
- elders and storytellers sharing ancient artifacts illuminating their ancestor’s way of life this land thousands of years ago,
- a guided walk to discover how the Mi’kmaq’s intimate knowledge of this land allowed them to thrive using food sources found in Kejimkujik. Through song and drumming, discover the language and the legends which helped to preserve and share the culture and the history of the Mi’kmaq through generations.
- crafting a friendship broach, with leather and beads to create a keepsake and discover how the Mi’kmaq used the resources available to them in this landscape for their day-to-day needs,
- roasting lu’sknikn, a traditional bread, over an open campfire while sipping on blueberry tea, and discover why the Mi’kmaq called Kejimkujik home for thousands of years.
Acadia First Nation is proud to present this Mi’kmaq cultural heritage program in collaboration with Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Fridays, 2 pm to 4 pm, August 24 to September 23, 2016.
Program included with regular park entry fee ($5.80 adult, $4.90 senior, $ 2.90 youth, $14.70 family/group). Registration is not required.
Mi’kmaw Encampment in Merrymakedge Parking Lot 2. A modified program will be offered in the case of inclement weather. Please dress for the weather.
For more information, call the Visitor Centre at 902-682-2772.
Acadia First Nation and Parks Canada collaborate to create Mi’kmaw cultural heritage experiences at Kejimkujik, in the traditional district of Kespukwitk, part of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve.