Tribute to Mikmaq History Month

first_img The launch of an Aboriginal women’s entrepreneurial tool-kit called Journey to Success was held on Oct. 26 in Millbrook. This event also saw the release of an Aboriginal woman’s statistical profile. About 200 students from the Truro area will see a specialscreening on Wednesday, Nov. 10, of a National Film Boarddocumentary on Aboriginal teenagers in their final year of highschool. The film, entitled Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive, will beshown at the Empire Studio 7 theatre at the Millbrook PowerCentre in Truro at 9:45 a.m. as a final tribute to Mi’kmaqHistory Month, which began Oct. 1. The screening — which is also open to the public — will be ofparticular interest to Mi’kmaq students who took a film workshopas part of Mi’kmaq History Month. A short piece they created willbe screened as a preview to Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive. Innuvunga, I am Inuk, I am Alive is being presented by theMi’kmaq MovieMakers program. The documentary tells the story ofeight Aboriginal teenagers in their final year of high school andthe challenges and joys these students experience in the monthsand days prior to graduation. The film is the final tribute to the many successful events heldto celebrate Mi’kmaq History Month in October. Among otherevents: The annual Treaty Day celebrations occurred at Province House on Oct. 1 and included the traditional flag-raising, speeches and award presentations. As part of Treaty Day, the Mi’kmaq also organized an evening of entertainment and a veteran’s parade.center_img On each Tuesday in October, staff of the provincial government were invited to a lunch-and-learn series featuring members of the Mi’kmaq community discussing a wide variety of topics. Speakers included Don Julien, Dan Christmas, Ken Paul and Patti Doyle Bedwell.last_img

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