We all come with different stories, different experiences, and different backgrounds. But we all have at least one thing in common: our connection to Epekwitk. We wanted to celebrate that connection.
That’s why we invited folks from all over Epekwitk to help us make this video. Some were strangers. Some were familiar faces. But when we all came together, the chats were easy, new friendships blossomed, and that island warmth we all know was easy to feel.
Yes, we’re all different. But there’s something very special about this island we call home that fosters connection like no other place. We hope you enjoy…
Faces of Epekwitk
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We want to know: What do you think of when you think of Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island?
Congratulations to our prize winner: Morgan Varis
Land cradled between the waves, land of the dawn, where children are free to run
Play up and down soft sand beaches and clear meadows
Where the L’nu, original stewards of the land, reclaim the ways given by the Mother Earth, by Creator
Birch bark, Cedar, Sweetgrass and peace all gathered and woven together to give to each other
To build, to heal, for love and strength
Of our people of the land
Epekwitk, my home, my children, my family Epekwitk, home of the rising sun where life begins
Morgan is a Peguis First Nation woman originally from Miramichi, New Brunswick. She now calls Epekwitk home and lives off-reserve in Cornwall with her partner, Koady Sock (a member of the Abegweit First Nation) and their two children.