Sipekne'katik First Nation
Jennifer Maloney demonstrates a Mi'Kmaw Fancy Shawl dance along the riverbank of the Shubenacadie River at the foothill of the former Indian Residential School on Indian School road during an evening of Culture and History teachings
Keith Julian is a Band Councillor with the Sipekne’katik First Nation Band. Keith is the founder and organizer of the Culture and History Teachings.
For the past two summers or as long as the warmer weather permits, Keith dedicates two evenings per week for these very informative and interesting lessons. He invites various Mi’Kmaq people to be presenters. Everything from traditional ceremony reenactments, Mi’Kmaw language to dancing, drumming, Treaty Law and traditional crafts are demonstrated and learned here. The venue is perfect!
People from as far away as the city and New Glasgow gather along the riverbank at the foothill of the former Indian Residential School on Indian School Road in Shubenacadie to take in and at times participate in the teachings.
Keith has received great feedback from many allies as well as Indigenous people. Keith and the presenters encourage and welcome everyone to join us this summer for some very interesting lessons and maybe even watch the tidal bore roll in. For further information regarding dates and times, please join the Sipekne’katik Culture and History Teachings Facebook page to keep up to date.