Sharing Stories: Connecting with Mi’kmaw Culture
Region: Cabot Trail
Community: Petit Etang
In a pristine sugar maple forest, hear the story of Sismoqnapui Skwe’j—Sweetwater Maiden, a young Mi’kmaq woman who, based on oral history, was the first to discover and boil sismoqnapui (maple sap) in Mi’kma’ki (Eastern North America). Or participate in Grandmother Moon, a sacred and respectful Indigenous healing ceremony honouring women’s teachings, held under a full moon, and delivered by Indigenous author, Parks Canada interpreter and former chief Mary Louise Bernard.
Waltes: Tuesdays, 7 pm. | Sweet Water Maiden: Thursdays, 8 p.m. | Smudge Ceremony: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. | Grandmother Moon: scheduled near the full moon; check website or social media for further information.
July to September, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays