Mi’kmawey Forestry is a revised version of the First Nations Forestry Program that was funded by Natural Resources Canada from 1994-2011. Since then, new funding opportunities have become available to revive the program through numerous sources that include Government agencies, private industry and other non-government organizations. These organizations assist with funding the program, building capacity within the program and providing support to our Communities through scholarships and grants.
Wisqoq (Black Ash)
Wisqoq is a threatened species in Nova Scotia. The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species from Asia is one of Wisqoq’s greatest threats. We need your help to aid recovery of this important species!
Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Builder Live Exhibit And Youth Apprenticeship Program 2017
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage are pleased to announce the Mi’kmaw Birch Bark Canoe Builder Live Exhibit and Youth Apprentice Program with renowned Mi’kmaw artist Todd Labrador.
The program will take place over 6 weeks starting June 5th and run until July 14th, 2017 at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre in Millbrook, NS.
The Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Canoe Builder Apprentice Program aims to allow Mi’kmaw Community youth to work alongside Mi’kmaw canoe builder and artist Todd Labrador in the creation of a traditionally made birch bark canoe. Four youth will be selected from the Mainland Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Communities to work with Todd over a six-week period at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center. The program will allow the youth involved to learn about traditional canoe building practices and allow the general public the view this extremely rare skill.
When completed the canoe will be put on permanent display in the lobby of the Millbrook Hampton Inn & Suites.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.