Monday, July 18, 2016

Mi’kmaq canoe headed for national museum in Ottawa

A place in Canadian history

"Todd Labrador, a master Mi'kmaq canoe builder, from the Wildcat Community, near Molega Mines (near Caledonia) built the 18-foot, six-inch ocean-going canoe last summer at Kejimkujik National Park. The Canadian Museum of History (CMH), actually in Gatineau directly across the Ottawa River from the Parliament Buildings, is opening a renovated and expanded exhibit hall next year on Canada Day. The Canadian History Hall will be a 40,000-square-foot exhibition space tracing Canada's history from "the dawn of human habitation to the present day." And Labrador's canoe will be a part of it."