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Thursday, May 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
From Long Ago to Today: The Mi'kmaq of PEI

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Mi'kmaq oral history tells the story of the world being covered with water and
Sebanees arriving here in his boat of ice, carrying all the animals and fish his
Mi'kmaq family would need to survive. The boat melted and became PEI.

Archaeological campsites containing fragments of fish, seal, bear, beaver and stone
tools, dating from 300 to 12,000 years ago, have been found in numerous of places
throughout Atlantic Canada. So, both Mi'kmaq oral history and archeological records
clearly agree: the ancestors of the Mi'kmaq arrived in Mi'kma’ki, the Traditional
Mi'kmaq territory, at least 10,000 years ago…Fast forward a bit…PEI is now home to
over 1300 Mi'kmaq people, members of the Lennox Island First Nation and the
Abegweit First Nation, the only First Nations people Indigenous to PEI. Never
conquered, and the land never ceded, this entire section of Canada is still Mi'kma’ki.

This presentation will help you learn a little more about the Mi'kmaq of PEI and how
they not only survived but also thrived in Mi'kma’ki, from long ago to today.

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Pierre Goguen

Bibliothécaire, Université de Moncton
Reference Librarian, University of Moncton

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Tammy MacDonald

Consultation-Negotiation Coordinator & Historical Researcher, Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI
Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI

Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grafton Room Rodd Charlottetown