January 12, 2021 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Do you know the history of the local Mi'kmaq bands? This discussion is an opportunity to learn more about the nearby Glooscap and Annapolis Valley First Nation communities. Find out where they are located, their history, and how they are working with Acadia University.
Sarah MacDonald (Annapolis Valley First Nation) serves on the executive board for the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association as their treasurer. She has acted as the Mi'kmaw Cultural and Heritage Educator for her community of Annapolis Valley First Nation.
President Lorraine Whitman (Glooscap First Nation) "Grandmother White Sea Turtle" is the daughter of the late Chief Joseph Peters and the granddaughter of the late Chief Louis Peters. She is an Elder from Glooscap First Nation and the national President of the Native Women's Association of Canada. Before her national election, Lorraine was an active Elder on-campus, working especially close with the Indigenous students.
Acadia University and Glooscap First Nation recognize the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Funding for the series comes from the Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. Learn more about the Indigenous Speakers Series.