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Canadian astronaut takes Mi’kmaw basket to space station – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201839 Views

David Saint-Jacques also given an eagle feather and a Mi’kmaw name

Dec 03, 2018

When Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques blasted into space Monday on his way to the International Space Station, he took with him some symbolic Mi’kmaw items.

Tucked away in his gear was an eagle feather and a miniature, handmade basket created out of wood from a black ash tree.

“The one that is travelling in space with him now is a tiny little basket the size of a loonie,” said basketmaker Shanna Francis of Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/canadian-astronaut-takes-mi-kmaq-basket-to-space-station-1.4929965

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