Tuesday, October 2, 2012
"Treaty Day, held annually on October 1st, marks the beginning of Mi'kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia as proclaimed in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. The purpose of Treaty Day is to promote public awareness about the Mi’kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia." (Find out more.)
Monday, October 1, 2012
"On Treaty Day, the 1st day of October, 2008, the Chiefs and Councils of the 13 Mi'kmaw communities of Nova Scotia came together at Province House, the seat of the Nova Scotia Legislature in Halifax, to proclaim and assert the Nationhood of the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia over their traditional lands and waters. Through this Proclamation the Mi'kmaq Chiefs and Councils of Nova Scotia agreed to work together to develop a Mi'kmaw governance structure that unites and empowers our Nation to enhance the quality of life and well-being of our People. This documentary captures the feelings of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs after the Proclamation of Mi'kmaq Nationhood."