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Be immersed’: Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre launches cultural nights – The Signal

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2018110 Views

All welcome for beading, drumming every other Thursday

November 19, 2018

Cheyenne Labrador didn’t have an opportunity to practise Indigenous culture when she was growing up, but now she is giving others the chance to do that.

Labrador, a Mi’kmaw from the Acadia First Nation, lives away from her community, like many urban Indigenous people. So, when the Facebook group Natives in Halifax requested a community get-together, Labrador, executive assistant at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, worked with her colleagues to make it happen.

The first cultural night, held on Thursday, seemed like a family reunion with about 30 people attending. Children played together before gathering around a drum at the front of the room. In one corner people talked to each other, while in the kitchen a group of women cleaned and socialized.

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