Connect with Mi'kmaw culture

Location

Acadia First Nation

at Kejimkujik National Park

Milton

South Shore

Contact

T: 902-682-2653

Dates

Description

Connect with Acadia First Nation-A cultural experience in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Connect with 10,000 years of Mi’kmaq culture and tradition with Acadia First Nation, surrounded by the pristine forest and freshwater of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, part of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere.

For a powerful story of people and nature, spiritual growth and well-being, meet at the birch bark wigwam, bound by spruce roots, by the edge of the lake canoed for thousands of years, to experience:

  • Elders and storytellers share ancient artifacts illuminating their ancestor’s way of life this land thousands of years ago
  • Take a guided walk to discover how the Mi’kmaq’s intimate knowledge of this land allowed them to thrive using food sources found in Kejimkujik.
  • Through song and drumming, discover the language and the legends which helped to preserve and share the culture and the history of the Mi’kmaq through generations.
  • Crafting a friendship broach, with leather and beads to create a keepsake and discover how the Mi’kmaq used the resources available to them in this landscape for their day-to-day needs

Sitting around the campfire, enjoy roasting lu’sknikn, a traditional bread, over an open fire while sipping on blueberry tea, and discover why the Mi’kmaq called Kejimkujik home for thousands of years.

More Details

Detailed Information

Coupon: P9493
Conditions: Program is offered every Friday starting July 4 to Sept. 19 2014. Space is limited. Friends of Keji will start taking registration May 16 at Visitor information center or by phone: 902-682-2653. $11.50 Adults (13 and over) $5.00- Youth (12 and under) FREE Children (2 and under) Park entry fees are extra
Admission: Enjoy a two hour adventure exploring cultural landscapes, natural wonders and archaeological discoveries creating a powerful story of the Mi'kmaq people. Your journey includes story telling, song, crafts, and tea and traditional bread around a campfire.

Affiliations

Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia