Mi’kmaw 101 - We are all Treaty People
As part of the Diversity Series, NSFM and AMANS are pleased to offer you this free webinar with Robert Bernard. Robert is the President and CEO of Indigenous Guide Consulting Services. With 30+ years of experience working with Indigenous communities across the Atlantic Region, Mr. Bernard has been involved in the areas of culture, heritage, tourism, business development, procurement/contracting, sports/recreation, community and event planning, climate change and cross-cultural training. Mr. Bernard will also utilize his extensive knowledge and connections in the government and industry sectors to help provide specific guidance with your organization, project and/or event in terms of navigating relationship and partnership protocols.
This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to get a first-hand look into the everyday lives of the L’Nu people of Mikmaki. The L’Nu or “Speakers of the tongue (language)” have for thousands of years occupied the traditional and unceded territory of Mikmaki (covering all of Nova Scotia, PEI and parts of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine).
This workshop will provide a traditional welcome that will lead into a detailed presentation. Mr. Bernard will explain the complexities and challenges of what Mi’kmaw people typically face today while examining what “decolonization” means to mainstream society and to the Mi’kmaw people. He will also provide an overview of how Indigenous people across Canada and around the world are building on many positive opportunities together with strong partners that aim to achieve mutual and beneficial opportunities through the investment of strong and sustainable relationship building initiatives. Lastly, we will discuss how and why the Treaties of Peace & Friendship that were signed in the early 1700’s still play a role in governance and how “We are all Treaty People”.
Date: June 24th, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Registration: To register for the session, please complete our registration form found here.
If you are registering more than one individual, please complete one form per individual.
Deadline to register is June 21st.
This webinar is being provided by NSFM and AMANS at no charge.
Contact: Judy Webber, NSFM Event Planner