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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada

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.

painting depicting grandmother and child © Parks Canada

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 new Mi’kmaq cultural heritage program in collaboration with Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Schedule

Fridays at 2:00 PM from July 4-September 19, 2014.

Fee

$11.50 ages 13 and over, $5.00 ages 12 and under, and free for children under the age of 2. Regular entry fees apply ($5.80 adult, $4.90 senior, $ 2.90 youth, $14.70 family/group)

Location

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.

Registration

Registration opens May 16. Call 902-682-2653 or visit the Kejimkujik Visitor Centre to register; space is limited.



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.