Friday, August 26, 2016

Mrs. Universe speaks to First Nations youth in Membertou

Embrace your culture

 "The 2015 winner of the Mrs. Universe pageant, Ashley Callingbull, was a surprise guest of the Mi'kmaw Summer Games in Membertou this week where she served as a co-host for Thursday's princess pageant activities. The 25-year-old actress from Enoch Cree First Nation also gave a motivational speech and spent a portion of her Friday offering tips to the young participants to take through the pageant and their lives."


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A place called 'heaven' by Mi'kmaq

Partridge Island protected for generations to come

The stories and teachings are about real places:

"A Mi'kmaq storyteller is celebrating the preservation of Partridge Island in the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro, N.S. — called Wa'so'q, or heaven, in Mi'kmaq — saying the Nova Scotia Nature Trust has helped protect an area of cultural significance.

Gerald Gloade, with the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq, said the island is known as Glooscap's grandmother's traditional campsite. According to Mi'kmaq legend, Glooscap was the first human, created out of a bolt of lightning in the sand."