October is Mi’gmaw History Month, and it is a great time to reflect on what it means to be Mi’gmaq. As we are wrapping up our fall lobster season and moving into hunting season, I’d like to remind community members of the importance of asserting our rights as Mi’gmaw to a moderate livelihood. However, hunting is not only a way of providing for our family and community but also an important cultural tie to our ancestors. Mi’gmaq hunters should always show respect for the sacrifice the t’iam makes.
I’d like to thank and acknowledge everyone who does their part by sharing their traditional knowledge. By doing so, you are keeping our language and culture alive in the community. Thank you to the hunters and fishers for a safe, and prosperous season.