Sept 22 and Sept 23 Community Cultural Values Meeting Regarding Hammond River Holdings Gypsum Mine

     MTI is undertaking an Indigenous Knowledge Study to inform the Hammond River Holdings gypsum mine on Mi’gmaq presence in the area. This Community Cultural Values Meeting will gather information regarding Mi’gmaq land use and occupancy in the Hammond River area of Kings County. Knowledge gathered at this meeting will inform Hammond River Holdings of possible effects on Mi’gmaq land use and treaty rights this development may bring.

     The Community Cultural Values Meeting is an open house session held in your community. Members of MTI’s Indigenous Knowledge and Research department will be present to record community members’ thoughts on the proposed gypsum mine project. Mapping software will be used to record any geographic information shared at the session.

    The session will take place at the Fort Folly First Nation Band Office on September 15 @10am. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Georgianna Barlow if you would like to participate in this meeting. Travel costs will be compensated for those who need to travel to Fort Folly.

      There will also be an information session on Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) at the meeting and will inform community members on the work MTI is doing to protect culturally important lands. Representatives from MTI’s IPCA team will be present to provide information to community members and to gather ideas from the communities on lands that are culturally important and should be protected.

Elders and Knowledgeholders Needed!

MTI is looking for Elders and Knowledgeholders to help with an opportunity to rename a small island in the Bay of Fundy. The Island is located on the coast of Fundy’s National park and has been called “Squaw’s Cap” for many decades, there is now an opportunity for a change from this derogatory name. Parks Canada and MTI are working together to find a suitable new name for this island.

A visit to the Island by boat will be planned so Knowledgeholders and Elders can get a good look at the area to give inspiration for a suitable name. A date is yet to be determined but will happen sometime in the last 2 weeks of September. Please Contact Georgianna Barlow to sign up to participate in this opportunity.

Georgianna Barlow: Phone: (506) 523-5026 Email: georgianna@migmawel.org

Community Cultural Values Mapping Session Regarding Shippagan Gully Dredging Project

MTI is undertaking an Indigenous Knowledge Study to inform Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Shippagan gully dredging project on Mi’gmaq presence in the area.

This Community Cultural Values Mapping Session will gather information regarding Mi’gmaq land use and occupancy in the Shippegan Gully area of Gloucester County. Knowledge gathered at this meeting will inform DFO of possible effects on Mi’gmaq land use and treaty rights this development may bring.

The Community Cultural Values Mapping Session is an open house session held in your community. Members of MTI’s Indigenous Knowledge and Research department will be present to record community members’ thoughts on the proposed dredging project. Mapping software will be used to record any geographic information shared at the session.

The sessions will take place at the Esgenoôpetitj Bingo Hall on September 22nd at 10am and the Pabineau Band Office on September 23rd at 10am. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Tracy Gray (Pabineau) or Marsha Summerville (Esgenoôpetitj) if you would like to participate in this meeting.

There will also be an information session on Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) at the meeting and will inform community members on the work MTI is doing to protect culturally important lands. Representatives from MTI’s IPCA team will be present to provide information to community members and to gather ideas from the communities on lands that are culturally important and that should be protected.