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Story & Activity Time with Mi’kmaw author Theresa Meuse

October 6 @ 12:30 pm
Berwick and District Library, 236 Commercial Street
Berwick, B0P 1E0

Craft, activity time, and give-away ceremony! For ages 5-12. In 1986 Theresa left Bear River First nation to attend Dalhousie University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts. Over the years, she has been employed with Mi’kmaq organizations in a wide range of programs. She was also an Aboriginal Educator and Advisor for many years and is presently a Mi'kmaq Aboriginal Student Support Worker in three Halifax schools. Along with her book L'nu'k, she is the author of the…

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

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

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. Registration is required. To register, call (902) 490-5748. This is an all ages event. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.

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Puppet Show: The Storm Maker

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Keshen Goodman Public Library, 330 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, B3S 0A3

A clever fisherman must outsmart the Storm Maker, who makes the ocean rough, and scares the fish away with the flap of his great big wings. Join us as we celebrate Mi'kmaq History month by sharing this exciting traditional tale. This is an all ages event.

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Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Respect for Water/Life For All Relations

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

ACC-CCA Executive Director, Clayton Windatt, will lead welcoming statements and facilitated discussions outlining four days of Indigenous art actions and activations throughout the city. Presentations will include consideration to undoing or living and working beyond colonial borders and enforced diasporas from home territories and the restorative work of community-building that we enact in diverse ecologies are all intimately linked by water/life-sustaining practices. The 2018 edition of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA)'s ongoing colloquia and gathering…

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Trevor Gould: Traditional Mi’kmaq Singer and Dancer

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottingen Street
Halifax, B3K 3B6

Trevor Gould will be performing traditional Mi'kmaq songs and dances as part of our celebration of Mi'kmaq Heritage Month. All ages.

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SPIRIT REFLECTION PAINT NIIGHT

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TOWN HALL ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, 219 Main Street, PO Box 1851
Liverpool, B0T 1K0

This will be a paint night of Mi'kmaq reflections that will locus on Mi'kmaq History Month poster through a piece of Alan Syliboy art. Our elder along with the artist will give us guidance on the theme and how to put our thoughts on canvas. An evening of creativity and laughter and reflection as you create a one-of-a-kind piece of art while enjoying fellowship with other Mi'kmaq neighbors and share stories and laughter.

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Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan Wejkuwaql Naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Deepening Connections/Alliances for Interdependent Futures

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan Wejkuwaql Naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Deepening Connections/Alliances for Interdependent Futures Thursday, October 11, 2018 (6:30PM – 8:30PM) Central Library Description A panel exploring the need for increased collaboration and support when engaging between many communities and many territories. The 2018 edition of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC-CCA)'s ongoing colloquia and gathering series, Pjilita'q Mi'kmaki: L'nuite'tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe'kl International Gathering is a large-scale gathering of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis and…

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

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

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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Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan Wejkuwaql Naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Indigenous Place-making

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9 Canada

Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan Wejkuwaql Naqwe’kl | International Gathering: Indigenous Place-making Friday, October 12, 2018 (3:00PM – 4:00PM) Central Library Description This Closing/Opening keynote presentation by Ursula Johnson explores current Indigenous art actions locally and globally emphasizing Indigenous place-making and the unique connections between arts actions, communities, and our individual relationships to the land. Ursula will explore and reflect on the impacts of arts action enhancing a sense of appreciation, understanding, and belonging, which may lead to healthier social interactions…

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Mi’Kmaq Mawiomi at White Point

October 12 @ 3:30 pm - October 14 @ 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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