Sharing stories: Mi’kmaw culture
In a pristine sugar maple forest, hear the story of Sismoqnapui Skwe'j – Sweetwater Maiden. Based on oral history, the Sweetwater Maiden shares the Mi'kmaw story of the discovery of maple syrup, as told to Mary Louise Bernard by her mother. By bringing awareness to Mi'kmaw culture, this program recognizes the importance of our natural environment, and brings to light our relationship with trees.
Thursdays | Chéticamp Campground | 7:30 pm
Sweetwater Maiden Interpretive panels opening
Friday, October 12 | MacIntosh Brook Campground | 2 - 3 pm
It is said that Grandmother Moon watches over the waters of the earth.
This Indigenous ceremony celebrates Grandmother Moon and women's teachings.
La Rigouèche Chéticamp Campground
Wednesday, September 26 | 7 - 8 pm
Wednesday, October 24 | 6 - 7 pm
Ingonish Beach Campground
Monday, September 24 | 7 - 8 pm
Monday, October 22 | 6 - 7 pm
Since time immemorial, many Indigenous cultures have used sacred smoke made from medicinal plants for a spiritual cleansing. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or object of negative energies or influences. Today, elders recommend that smudge should be done in our daily lives, schools and workplace to promote healing.
Mondays | Chéticamp Campground | 7:30 pm
Learn to play the ancient Mi'kmaw game of waltes!
Tuesdays | Chéticamp Campground | 7:30 pm