Mi'kmaw Cultural Village

Promoting our Culture

Join us in sharing with our brothers, sisters and families the rich and vibrant history of the L'nu, the Mi'kmaw people of this land.  We will be sharing stories of the traditional peoples that have been here for thousands of years!  Come and hear the Elders share  around the fire and learn about the People of the Dawn... a story you don't want to miss!!

Traditional Competitions

The Summer Games will also feature traditional competitions in our dice game called Waltes (wall-tes) as well as our traditional dance, the Kojua (go-ju-wah).  These traditional competitions will also heat up when the Traditional Triathlon starts up with races in canoe, running and archery heat up on Thursday!! Check it out!!

Arts & Crafts Demonstrations

Check out the daily schedule of the beautiful work that will be shared by our local artists, crafters and traditional beaders, leather work specialists and quill experts as they show all visitors alike some of the many talents we have!  These demonstrations will have their own specific schedule and will take place at the Mi'kmaw Cultural Village.

Traditional Songs & Dance

Join us for the Grand Entry during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games... this will take place at the Main Stage Area (behind the Wagmatcook Band Office).  Traditional songs and dancers will join us to welcome all of our athletes, coaches, teams and dignitaries as we open the Summer Games and welcome the transfer of the traditional scroll from last year's host Membertou!  Should be awesome!

Sunrise Ceremonies

For the more traditionally connected, we will have a daily Sunrise Ceremony which will help to bless all of our participants at the Summer Games.  The Host Committee will be preparing a sweat lodge close by and will have this area available to all who want to keep themselves as culturally connected as possible.  For more information please contact Darren Julian or Evan Googoo at the Cultural Village.

Traditional Canoe Demo

Mr. Todd Labrador, one of the last true Mi'kmaw canoe builders, will be joining us at the 2017 NSMSG!  He will be setting up his canoe works to give all interested participants a glimpse of the type of work that he does as he prepares for the completion of another canoe.  He will also possibly provide some canoe rides in one of the traditional canoes that he has completed (pending weather conditions).