Mi’kma’ki

We Are All Treaty People

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Confronting political indifference, the Mi’kmaq and some of their allies have turned to the courts to affirm Mi’kmaw treaties as a path to a better future based on their understandings of them and of the oral traditions that provide valid evidence in court proceedings. However, little is known about First Nations peoples’ lives under treaties, or about the changing perceptions of the courts and of Canadians, whether Indigenous or not, to the treaties.

Stormy sky with tree

Forces of nature

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In the Atlantic Provinces, we’re acutely aware of the natural world that surrounds us. Our East Coast weather and wilderness can be beautiful, enigmatic, infuriating, and sometimes downright terrifying, so it’s no small wonder that it figures heavily in our region’s books. Here’s a sampling of recent local books with a focus on Mother Nature. Sea glass artist Teri Hall shares her passion for the beautiful…