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Science shatters misconceptions about Indigenous peoples

Archeologist believes unearthing evidence is the best way to change public perceptions – and public policy. Maggie Spivey-Faulkner lives to shatter misconceptions of Indigenous people with the power of science. “As an undergrad, I saw that a lot of American public policy was built on incorrect ideas of native cultures,” said the American archeologist, who joined…

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NB Power Virtual Open House: Milltown Dam Decommissioning

As part of the decommissioning process for the Milltown Dam, NB Power is hosting a virtual open house on January 26th, from 2 pm to 4 pm. We encourage you to attend by following this link and signing up with the form at the bottom: https://www.nbpower.com/en/about-us/projects/milltown-decommissioning/   Related links: Pao Fernández Garrido talks about dam…

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Peskotomuhkati Identity (YouTube)

Dr. Donald Soctomah provides some insight into Peskotomuhkati identity. He talks about how that identity has interwoven with those of the Wabanaki, Algonquin, Canada and the United States through history. He discusses the various terms in use and provides some perspective. See also: Passamaquoddy Artifacts Visit our YouTube channel for more!

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Peskotomuhkati Press Release

October 15, 2020 For Immediate Release:   The Chiefs of six Wolastoqey communities have registered notice that their nation is applying to the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench for a declaration of established Aboriginal title to lands and waters.We unequivocally support the decision by the Wolastoqey Chiefs and their nation to add a layer…

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2020 Moose Hunt

2020 Peskotomuhkati moose hunt will be taking place October 1st to October 31st. Members interested in applying can call 5064662221 or email megan.smith@qonaskamkuk.com. Must apply by September 24th as the draw will take place September 25th.

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Passamaquoddy Artifacts

Dr. Donald Soctomah, Peskotomuhkati historian and author, shows us some indigenous artifacts of the Peskotomuhkati Nation and explains their historical significance. See also: The Salutation Song Visit our YouTube channel for more!

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Dam Removal: Pao Fernández Garrido

Pao Fernández Garrido of the World Fish Migration Foundation tells us that 5,000 dam removals have taken place so far in Europe. She discusses the negative impacts the presence of these dams had on river ecosystems and other connected ecosystems on land and in the ocean, and how the dramatic recovery following the removal of…

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The massive decline in migratory fish could threaten the livelihoods of millions: World Fish Migration Foundation

With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted by 76% on average since 1970, according to the first comprehensive global report on the status of freshwater migratory fish, issued by the World Fish Migration Foundation and Zoological Society of London. Migratory fish, such as…

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The economic case for tearing down dams (article)

There’s a plan to remove the Milltown dam, similar to the plan to remove a dam in Marysville. NB Power says Milltown has “reached the end of its life” and will “seek approval to remove” it. They took a look at extending the life beyond 140 years and found it’s “not financially feasible.” The dam…

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