The Mi’kmaw community will host a two-game hockey challenge called The Mi’kmaw Heritage Hockey Classic – Bury the Hatchet. The theme, Bury the Hatchet, was selected to honour a ceremony held in 1761 that saw the signing of the Halifax Treaties. The treaty ceremony marked the end of more than 75 years of hostility between the Mi’kmaq and the British, and celebrated the beginning of a peaceful and friendly relationship between the two nations. Mi’kmaw Chiefs and council members will play against a team made up of staff and members of the Nova Scotia government. There is a hope that that the Classic will continue for years to come.
Traditional Mid-winter Feast
Following each game, both communities will host a traditional mid-winter feast. This will be an opportunity for players, community members and all Nova Scotians to take part in an important cultural activity. During the feast, the Mi’kmaw Ancestry Calendar will be launched. The calendar is a new resource made available through Treaty Education and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey.
GAME 1: The first hockey game will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre. The Mid-winter feast will follow after the game at 6 p.m. at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, 50 Maillard St.
GAME 2: The second hockey game will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 20, at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro. The Mid-winter feast will follow after the game at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at Millbrook Community Hall, 70 Church St.
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