Mi’kmaw cultural camp has teachers trading in books for bonfires – CBC

Mi’kmaw cultural camp has teachers trading in books for bonfires – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202268 Views

‘We want to be proud of being Mi’kmaw and to share that knowledge,’ says teacher from Quebec

Aug 04, 2022

School teachers and other educators are in Cape Breton, N.S., this week learning from Mi’kmaw elders and knowledge keepers.

Rather than books, they’re tending to bonfires, and class concerts have been traded in for powwows with traditional dancing and drumming at the camp, known as Minua’tuek Ta’n I’tlo’ltimkip, or Bringing Back the Mi’kmaw Way.

The overnight lessons are part of a cultural camp taking place in a wooded area about 14 kilometres away from the Cabot Trail on Hunters Mountain.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cultural-camp-for-teachers-1.6540396

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