Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey

Honouring of the Mi’kmaw Way

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Everyone is invited to participate in, attend or organize your own cultural events during Mi’kmaq History Month.

Learn more

Learn more about Mi’kmaw culture and heritage. Discover the history of Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month.

Submit your event

Submit your community event to add to our calendar. This is the most comprehensive listing of Mi’kmaq History Month events.

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Are you planning a cultural event? Access our funding applications here.

Upcoming events



Reconciliation & Resilience

The past is all around us—in the people we love, the language we speak, the cultures we practice and the places we live. When the past has been difficult, it creates challenges in our lives. Historic experiences such as Centralization and the Indian Residential School changed what Mi’kmaw people knew about our past, how we practiced our culture, the language we speak and the places we have lived.

Reconciliation is a big word that means many things to many people, but for most of us, reconciliation means finding ways of connecting to our past and to expressing who we are. For some people reconciliation is learning how to bead, for others it is speaking everyday in the Mi’kmaw language, and for still others it is recording and sharing the stories of our families. Ceremonies, practices and protocols that were once outlawed are now being shared and embraced. Traditional knowledge is now once again common practice, leading our communities on journeys of healing and reconciliation. Drawing on inspiration from each other, our families, traditional practices, humour and faith, we honour the teachings of our ancestors, passing on their knowledge to future generations.

After centuries of European contact and influence, these journeys of reconciliation grow our resiliency. Together, Mi’kmaw Elders, youth, leaders and educators are working to strengthen our relationships to each other and to our attachments to Mi’kma’ki. In what ways are you connecting with the culture and heritage of your ancestors?

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