- 2016 Ceremony to Commemorate our Treaty Relationship
- Drum Day 2016 photos
- Signing of the Treaty Education Memorandum of Understanding Treaty Day 2015 photos
2016 Ceremony to Commemorate our Treaty Relationship
On Nov. 23, 2016, a ceremony was held at Government House in Halifax to commemorate the Treaty Relationship. Displayed on a screen were the Peace and Friendship Treaties that the Nova Scotia Archives had digitally remastered. The Samqwan Boyz of Millbrook First Nation sang the Mi’kmaq Honour Song.
Drum Day Event
Students from Truro Elementary School participated in a Drum Day event Oct. 17, 2016 by playing the Mi’kmaq Honour Song. Traditional hand drums are being made available to all public elementary school music rooms .
Treaty Education Memorandum of Understanding signing
During Treaty Day festivities on Oct. 1, 2015, Premier Stephen McNeil, Chief Leroy Denny and Chief Robert Gloade signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Treaty Education in Halifax. In the MOU, the province and the Mi’kmaq committed to ensuring that all Nova Scotians gain a greater understanding of our shared treaty relationship. The treaties were signed between the ancestors of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and the British Crown. In 2014, the province and the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey agreed to pursue a focus on treaty education in Mi’kmaq and provincial schools.