February 11, 2020 (4:30 pm - 8:45 am)
Location: Wheelock Dining Hall
All are invited to celebrate and learn!
The Mi’kmaq traditionally celebrate the midwinter feast after the first new moon of January. Midwinter marks the end of the year and the start of the new ceremonial year. The ancient feast is a presentation of thanks to the spiritual forces, including the Great Spirit/Creator, for the blessing of life, health and sustenance, and the social gathering.
4:30 p.m. — Opening Prayer Elder Lorraine Whitman | Remarks | Drumming and Dancing
4:45 p.m. — Meal begins
5 p.m. — Guest speaker Gerald Gloade
The Midwinter Feast is presented by the Indigenous Arts and Events Committee in partnership with the Indigenous Students’ Society of Acadia.