Departments - Indigenous Traditions
Daphne MarchDaphne Marchwas born January 1, 1965 in Corner Brook and grew up in Gillams, a Mi'kmaq community on the West Coast of Newfoundland. Daphne is a leading indigenous entrepreneur, whose activities and vision are recognized by First Nations leaders across Canada. She helped form the NL Indigenous Tourism Association. The ShaMaSha Centre is Daphne's major project to provide healing and learning opportunities for a wide range of people based on Mi'kmaq values, applying a unique, holistic understanding of our connection with the living earth. In this work, she continues to draw on her cultural roots and the understandings she gains from her indigenous heritage.

 

 Megan SammsMegan Samms is an L’nu weaver, natural dyer and farmer on the West Coast of Ktaqmkuk at the Katalisk Sipu, or, in Codroy Valley. The Valley is her traditional territory and is where she makes the good life with her husband and partner, Ash Hall. There, they cultivate their gardens for both their own subsistence and for market. They raise chickens and ducks, honeybees, occasionally turkeys, vegetables, fruit, medicines and dye plants. They also organize quarterly Makers & Gardeners Markets and an organic, bulk food buying group.

 

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A Q&A with Indigenous artisan Megan Samms about traditional methods in The Gazette.

 

Ancient Indigenous forest gardens still yield bounty 150 years later: study

A first-of-its-kind study by SFU finds that Indigenous forest gardens filled with fruit and nut trees are still thriving, at least 150 years later. Read the article here:…

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Events Of Siwk

Siwk, or spring, has arrived on the West Coast of Ktaqmkuk, where I call home, Codroy Valley. The Katalisk Sipu, also known as the Grand Codroy River, is high; green shoots and leaves are…

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Registrations Open For Mi’kmaq Pollinator Project In Nova Scotia

– A new project initiated by indigenous people in Nova Scotia to help the honeybees. For more information or to register: https://www.aworldforbees.com/amuk…

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Miawpukek Community Garden

My name is Timothy Drew, and I am from Miawpukek Reservation, which is also known as Conne River. We are located on the South Coast of Newfoundland. I was born, raised and now live here as a working…

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How Atlantic First Nations Are Building Food Security

The Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is one of several Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada that is launching a project to address food insecurity using a geothermal greenhouse that can grow…

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Learning from Tradition

My name is Alice Daphne March, named for my father’s mother.  I grew up in Gillams, a small community in the Bay of Islands, within Mi’kmaq territory, on the West Coast of Newfoundland.  …

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