Taking in history

It was a day of discovery and learning for the Elders of Pictou Landing First Nation as they took a trip to the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame in New Glasgow on Monday. The group explored the museum to look at local Pictou County Sports stars and First Nations sports stars from Pictou...

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Girls from Sipekne’katik First Nation present Story of Peaked Cap Project in New York

Two young women from Sipekne’katik First Nation, Hants County, are part of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations 61st Congress on the Status of Women in New York. Shurenda Michael and Michaela Julian will present a workshop on Wednesday, March 15, on indigenous girls’ leadership. It will feature the story of Nova Scotia’s Peaked Cap...

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Pictou Landing man wins forest industry skills award

A local youth has earned an award from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM). Christian Francis was presented the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth on Monday in Ottawa. Also receiving the award was Gregory Daniels, a member of the Canim Lake Band in British...

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New season of public events celebrate Nova Scotia heritage

Musical performances, historical lectures and Mi’kmaq storytelling are among the events featured in this fall’s Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. “It is my pleasure to once again invite the public to the fall  2016 Evenings at Government House series, where they will learn about...

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Powwow celebrates 25th anniversary

This year’s Powwow season kicked off in grand style with the 25th Annual Pictou Landing First Nations Powwow. For Chief Andrea Paul, the notion of the powwow entering its silver anniversary was not lost on the community. “I think they’re pretty excited,” Paul said of the milestone. “You can see by the crowd.” While last...

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