Apuknajit event held at Dal AC – Truro Daily News

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201832 Views

BIBLE HILL, N.S.

In Mi’kmaq, Apuknajit means “the spirit of winter.”

And what better time to broaden the understanding of Canada’s Indigenous people.

“In my culture, February has been a time of reflection and celebration,” said Art Stevens, manager of Indigenous students for Dal AC.

“There is usually a celebration and feast held to put out an offering to Apuknajit, the spirit of winter, in respect that you’ve made it this far and hope to make it until spring.”

Apuknajit, an educational and interactive presentation, was held recently at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus to educate others on the historic and contemporary relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Canada.

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