Friday, October 2, 2015

Ta’n Weji-sqalia’tiek | Mi’kmaw Place Names

Grown from the ancient landscape of Mi'kma'ki

"Ta'n Weji-sqalia'tiek: Mi'kmaw Place Names Digital Atlas and Web Site was created to raise awareness of the deep connection the Mi'kmaq have to the landscape of Eastern Canada they call Mi'kma'ki, the place of the Mi'kmaq. Mi'kmaw presence has been continuous for approximately 13,000 years, and continues to the present day, as can be seen by the place names and archaeological information presented throughout this site."


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mi’kmaq Cultural Showcase to pay tribute to musician

A talented singer and musician

"At the Mi'kmaq Treaty Day celebrations September 30th, the Mi'kmaq Cultural Showcase which will pay tribute to musician, Steve Martin, who passed away in June. Martin, 60, was from the Waycobah First Nation located on Cape Breton Island. He was the main singer and guitarist for the band, Silver Moon, that played at various venues throughout the island."


Monday, September 28, 2015

Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis

What we lose ignoring traditional cultures

"In the Milton K. Wong Lecture, anthropologist Wade Davis explores some of the diversity of human culture, and considers what knowledge and expertise we lose by obliterating, or at best ignoring, traditional cultures." (mp3 download of Ideas podcast episode.)