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High school teacher, Gerry Chidiac discussing education with Allan Bonner

Gerry Chidiac is a high school teacher from Prince George, BC. He’s been educating the youth for the past 30 years. He specialized in genocide studies, languages, and working with at-risk students. Today, he shares with us his pride in the education provided to indigenous and non-indigenous students. For more content like this, visit our…

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As N.S. moves to recognize Mi’kmaw language, Indigenous language speakers in N.B. weigh in

Mi’kmaw, Wolastoqey and Peskotomuhkati language revitalization efforts would welcome provincial help By Oscar Baker III | CBC News         The tabling of legislation in Nova Scotia to recognize Mi’kmaw as the province’s first language earlier this month has Indigenous people in New Brunswick wondering what language recognition could look like in their area. The Mi’kmaw Language…

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Donald McGraw: Painter and Artist of the Chiefs

Donald McGraw, an Acadian artist and painter honours the New Brunswick First Nation Chiefs with portraits. Margaret Labillois, of the Eel River Bar First Nation and Peskotomuhkati First Nation Chief, Hugh Akagi are just to name a few. Donald McGraw was inspired by the the Burnt Church incident that occurred in the late 1990s where…

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Indigenous Language Club fosters connections to culture and history

By Kalyna Hennig Epp | Troy Media Indigenous students engage in the spirit of kinship, learn ancestral languages and enrich lives. Danni Okemaw remembers playing outside with her cousins when her mom asked her to stop and watch the television. Danni Okemaw It was 2008 and Stephen Harper, then prime minister of Canada, was publicly apologizing…

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Traditional Smoked Fish on Grand Manan with Sharon Greenlaw

Sharon Greenlaw, a descendant of Passamaquoddy ancestors, a student of Passamaquoddy history, talks about the traditional smoked fish that Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick was known for. The island today is left with restored smokehouses used in the 1900s to line and smoke fish. Thumbnail photo from Tides Institute & Museum of Art “Stringing Herring…

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Brent Suttie: Ministers Island, A pre-historic site

Brent Suttie, Archaeologist in New Brunswick talks about the evidence found on the island of Chamcook, Minister’s Island in New Brunswick above and below ground that Indigenous people had lived on the land 2500 years ago. These people are known as the Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati) Nation. The island is a National Historic Site of Canada and…

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Chief Hugh Akagi: Responsibility to our protect our waters

Chief Hugh Akagi of Peskotomuhkati Nation talks about the responsibility we have as citizens to our country, our land, to protect the waters and all that lives in them. Visit our YouTube channel for more videos and interviews like this – @Peskotomuhkatiatskutik

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