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October 2018

Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Through Territories: the Global Indigenous Art Circuit

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada
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Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Through Territories: the Global Indigenous Art Circuit Friday, October 12, 2018 (10:00AM – 3:00PM) Central Library Description A series of panels discussing international Indigenous curatorial practices, particularly the influence of exchanges, publications, exhibition making and residencies in building activations between global and regional Indigenous arts practitioners across the Americas and further afield, with consideration for non-Indigenous representatives. The 2018 edition of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA)'s…

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Mi’Kmaq Mawiomi at White Point

October 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
White Point Beach Resort, 75 White Point Beach Resort Road
White Point, B0T 1G0

October is Mi’Kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. We’re incredibly proud to celebrate and honour this rich culture of our area. We’re teaming up with Acadia First Nation‘s Sipuke’l Gallery in Liverpool, to present a unique day here at the beach. Please join us as we honour more than 10,000 years of Indigenous Peoples presence, our neighbours and friends. Hope you’ll come along. While you are here, for the weekend, or anytime, linger in the Lounge to discover a pair…

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Puppet Show: How the Cougar Came to Be Called the Ghost Cat/Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewe

October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Alderney Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, B2Y 4P8
Free

Based on the book by Michael James Isaac, this puppet show tells the story of Ajig, a young cougar who agrees to stop behaving like a cougar, so the other animals will accept him. But there is a price to pay for sacrificing part of his nature. All ages. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.

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Author’s Stage: Rosanna Deerchild with Deirdre Lee, Rebecca Thomas, and Arielle Twist

October 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, B3J 1E9
Free

Please join us for a night with Turtle Island's favourite cousin, Rosanna Deerchild. Rosanna is a Cree poet from O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation and the host of Unreserved on CBC Radio. Rosanna will be joined by local Indigenous poets, Deirdre Lee, Rebecca Thomas, and Arielle Twist. Each of our guests will provide a reading, followed by discussion. Presented in partnership with Scotiabank. Suitable for: Adults

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L’sit’kuk Harvesters Gathering~Bear River First Nation

October 17, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Bear River Firrst Nation, 130 Reservation Road
Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia B0S 1B0 Canada
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L'sit'kuk Harvesters Gathering Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia October 17-21, 2018   The Harvesters Gathering came to be as a way for our community, L'sit'kuk to acknowledge our harvesters, to understand what it is to be a Mi'kmaq and our connection to the land, and each other. To take the time to come together and give thanks to each other and Mother Earth. To light the sacred fire and go into a 4 day spiritual cleansing, and send prayers…

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Author Theresa Meuse: Family Storytime & Craft

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aldernery Gate Public Library, 60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4P8 Canada
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Author Theresa Meuse: Family Storytime & Craft Saturday, October 20, 2018 (2:00PM – 3:00PM) Alderney Gate Public Library Description Join First Nations educator and advisor, Theresa Meuse for storytime, a rock-painting activity, and a sharing circle to round out this special family program celebrating Mi'kmaq Heritage Month. Theresa Meuse is the author of The Sharing Circle and L'nu'k:The People. Children ages 5-13 and their families are welcome to attend.

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Talking Sticks craft

October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pictou Public Library, 40 Water Street (2nd Floor)
Pictou, B0K 1H0
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Free

October is Mi'kmaq Heritage Month. Join us as we learn how to create a 'talking stick'. All ages are invited to join in this fun activity. For more information, please contact the Pictou Library at (902) 485-5021.

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Mi’kmaq Contributions to World War l

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada
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Mi'kmaq Contributions to World War l Monday, October 22, 2018 (7:00PM – 8:00PM) Central Library Description Discover how Mi'kmaq people served as expert guides, navigators, and interpreters in World War l. Gerald Gloade, Program Development Officer from the Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre, will share how First Nations soldiers used their traditional knowledge and skills to support the Canadian war effort in unique ways.

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Ego to Eco: “Wikewiku” (Animal Fattening Time)

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada
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Ego to Eco: “Wikewiku” (Animal Fattening Time) Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (6:30PM – 8:30PM) Central Library Description Join us in a talking circle to learn the Mi'kmaq calendar as a way of understanding that human and ecological health are interdependent. Catherine Martin will introduce "Wikewiku" (animal fattening time) to explore humans, the elements (water, air, earth and fire), and other species' relations during this month. Catherine Martin is a Member of the Order of Canada and of the Millbrook Mi'kmaw…

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The Spirit of Annie Mae – an NFB Film Screening

October 25, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
River John Public Library, 2725 West Branch Road
River John, B0K 1N0
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Free

Join us for a National Film Board (NFB) movie at the library the 4th Thursday of the month! Bring snacks (peanut-free please), and all are welcome! The Spirit of Annie Mae (2002 | 1 h 13 min) Catherine Anne Martin In 1975, Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a 30-year-old Nova Scotia born-Mi'kmaq, was shot dead, execution style, on a desolate road in South Dakota. Nearly three decades later the crime remains a mystery. Aquash was highly placed in the American Indian…

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