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Culture and Heritage Working Committee

Mandate and Purpose

The purpose of the Culture and Heritage Committee is to promote an environment in which Mi’kmaq/Nova Scotia/Canada can come together in cooperation to discuss common issues, explore options, and recommend actions with respect to culture and heritage.

The mandate of the Culture and Heritage Committee is to focus on achieveable objectives with respect to language, research, culture and heritage resource management, and the commemoration and presentation of Mi’kmaw culture and heritage.

The Culture and Heritage Working Committee includes representatives from:

  • The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
  • Union of Nova Scotia Indians
  • Nova Scotia Native Women's Association
  • Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office
  • Eskasoni First Nation
  • Membertou First Nation
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Mi'kmaq Association of Cultural Studies
  • Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
  • Parks Canada

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    2015 - 2016 Work Plan Goals

    The purpose of the Culture and Heritage Working Committee is to promote an environment in which Mi'kmaq /Nova Scotia/Canada can come together in cooperation to discuss common issues, explore options, and recommend actions with respect to culture and heritage.

    The mandate of the Culture and Heritage Working Committee is to focus on achievable objectives with respect to language, research, culture and heritage re- source management, and the commemoration and presentation of Mi'kmaw culture and heritage.

    STRATEGIC GOALS:

    Heritage Preservation
    Scope: to foster and support the preservation of heritage sites, buildings and objects or collections that relate to Mi’kmaw heritage. This would include issues of archeological sites and artifacts, development of Mi’kmaw heritage collections, archives and heritage site protection.

    Recent Activities: Bedford Barrens, Malagawatch, St. Anne’s Mission Church, etc.

    Community Identity & Language
    Scope: to assist and support communities with enhancing and celebrating community identity and promotion. This includes community branding, naming and location aids (maps, signage).

    Recent Activities: Mi’kmaq Language, Highway signage, Placemats, Place names database, community branding.

    Cultural Expression & Presentation
    Scope: to support and foster the development and presentation of cultural expression in all forms. Includes literary and performing arts, visual arts, music, dance and cultural celebration.

    Recent Activities: Chief's Regalia, Mawiomis, Mi’kmaq History Month etc.







    2011 - 2012 Work Plan Goals
    1. Heritage preservation.

    2. Community identity and language.

    3. Follow up on recommendations from report on options to secure Mi’kmaw language in Nova Scotia.

    4. Cultural expression and presentation: implementation of strategic action plan – MCTN.

    5. To enhance the Mi'kmaw presence on highway signage, the Nova Scotia Doer's and Dreamers Guide and Nova Scotia maps.


    STRATEGIC GOALS:

    Heritage Preservation

    Scope: to foster and support the preservation of heritage sites, building and objects or collections that relate to Mi’kmaw heritage. This would include issues of archaeological sites and artifacts, development of Mi’kmaw heritage collections, archives and heritage site protection.

    Recent activities: Bedford Barrens, Malagawatch, St. Anne’s Mission Church, etc.

    Community Identity & Language

    Scope: to assist and support communities with enhancing and celebrating community identity and promotion. This includes community branding, naming and location aids (maps, signage).

    Recent activities: Mi’kmaq language, highway signage, place mats, Place Names Database, community branding.

    Cultural Expression and Presentation

    Scope: to support and foster the development and presentation of cultural expressions in all forms. This includes literary and performing arts, visual arts, music, dance and cultural celebration.

    Recent activities: Chief’s regalia, Mawiomis, MCTN, etc.

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