October is Mi’kmaq History Month
Proclaimed in 1993 on Treaty Day (October 1) by then Premier John Savage and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, Mi'kmaq History Month features educational and cultural activities, providing us all with the opportunity to improve our knowledge and awareness of Mi’kmaq culture, history and heritage.
Across CCRSB, students, teachers and staff celebrated Mi’kmaq History Month in a number of ways.
Truro Junior High School held several activities, including drumming and dancing, much to the delight of the large audience that filled the school auditorium. Other schools such as Advocate District School, Enfield District School, and South Colchester Academy hosted Orange Shirt Day celebrations.
Over at Hants East Rural High, students, teachers, staff and community leaders came together to construct a teepee on the school’s front lawn. The teepee served as a symbol of peace, hope and unity, and at night was lit up to create a breathtaking scene outside the school. Several people came to the school to get a firsthand look at the teepee, both during the day and in the evening.
During CCRSB’s Committee-Of-The-Whole meeting on Oct. 11, Mi’kmaq History Month was celebrated with traditional drumming, singing and dancing. Brady GooGoo, a Grade 4 Student at Truro Elementary School, performed a Warrior Dance, while Garrett Gloade of the Millbrook Cultural Centre provided drums and song.