Indian Head First Nation (IHFN) and the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research & Restoration Association (MHRRA) are hosting a free Mi’kmaw Language Camp, to be held at the People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre in St. George’s from August 1st to 5th. With instruction provided by Dr. Bernie Francis, Curtis Michael, April Maloney and Simon Francis, this is a great opportunity to learn the basics of Mi’kmaw. Local language apprentices Marcella Williams and Shane Snook will also be assisting.
Classes are now open to the public, whether they are status or non-status, but space is limited. Please contact Chief Charlie White (709-643-4423) to sign up, which will be done on a first come, first served basis. Details may be found on the attached poster, which you can also download and print to share. Some snacks and meals will be provided, with graduation to occur at the end of the day on Monday, August 5th.
IHFN is proud to offer its members the opportunity to take part in a Mi’kmaw Language Camp! Facilitated by the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research and Restoration Association, this free series will provide 40 members with a basic introduction to the Mi’kmaw language.
For more details, check out the event listing on our community calendar! This event runs from August 1–5, 2019 and registration is open, so contact Chief Charlie White soon if you are interested! (See the calendar for contact details.)
UPDATED JULY 18! Details have changed, so be sure to check out the above link to our calendar for the latest info!
At the recent Qalipu AGA in St. George’s, attendees met our Regional Chief and representative in the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Saqmaw (Chief) Morley Googoo. Originally from Whycocomagh, Unama’ki (Cape Breton), Chief Morley learned during his time here that Googoo ancestors of his had previously lived in Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) and he was happy to bring the Googoos back.
Before leaving, he was kind enough to don his headdress and allow a few people to get pictures with him, including our own Chief Hayward Young.
Paul Pike, from the Friendship Centre, shared this info:
Register early for this great opportunity with the National Arts Centre. At the conclusion of the weekend, participants finished work will be showcased on the federal website for everyone to see and appreciate. Location for this workshop will be 329 Main St., St. George’s. Poster is attached. There are no fees.
Please share this info with any youth you think might be interested.