Lessons from the knowledge keepers
June 2, 2022, 6:06 pm ADTLast Updated: June 3, 2022, 11:25 am
Editor's Note: In May 2022 the Reporting in Mi’kma’ki course hit the road and travelled to the Mi’kmaw community of Eskasoni. We recognize how generous L’nu’k were with their time, resources, and expertise. A special wela’lioq to the Elders and knowledge keepers we interviewed, as well as all those who worked behind the scenes at Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources and the Eskasoni Fish and Wildlife Commission to help make these stories happen.
Mi’kmaw Elder Ernest Johnson talks about Netukulimk: a concept and way of living sustainably that meets the needs of the community but maintains balance with resources.
Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall Sr. talks about language, reconciliation, and the concept of Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed Seeing.
Mi’kmaw Elders Sutik (Judy) and Joe Googoo talk about the importance and possibilities of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs), in particular, Kluskap’s Cave, a sacred site for the Mi’kmaq.
Clifford Paul works for the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. He guides visitors to a site sacred to the Mi’kmaq – Kluskap’s Caves, an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA), managed by the Mi’kmaq.
L’lun (Lawrence) Wells is a knowledge keeper from the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou in Unama’ki, also known as Cape Breton. He says teachings from the natural world are all around us.