Acadia Reads Author Presentation: Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Location: K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium

Author Presentation: Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul

Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul is a member and activist of the Millbrook Mi’kmaq First Nations Community. We Were Not The Savages changed the way we look at the history of Eastern Canada. It is a history that offers an unflinching account of the atrocities and impact of colonialism upon the Mi’kmaq and their mistreatment by the Europeans, particularly the British. Chief Lightning Bolt, his latest work, shows the culture, myths and the strength and beauty of the way of life that existed before the Europeans arrived. This work of fiction is an exploration of what Mi’kmaq life looked like and the values and life of Chief Lightning Bolt.

Dr. Paul is a columnist, a human rights activist, an author, a reviewer, an advisor, a free-lance lecturer and a multi-award winner. He has been involved with many activities tirelessly working to educate and increase awareness of the culture, history, and hopes of First Nation Peoples. His extraordinary achievements include accepting the position of founding executive director of what is now known as the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM). He is a former member of both the Mi’kmaq Governance Committee and Member of the Council on Mi’kmaq Education. He is a Justice of the Peace of Nova Scotia and a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

For further biographical information and details of Dr Paul’s extraordinary contributions, awards, and life please visit

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