The Epekwitk 2022 Nationhood Gathering
Thank for Joining Us at Our 2nd Nationhood Gathering!
Maw-Lukuti’kw, The Epekwitk Nationhood Gathering took place on Saturday, November 5th, 2022. Presentations were shared on Negotiations, Fisheries, the Ni’n aq No’kmaq and Genealogy projects, as well as a Visioning Session with all community members in attendance. This Visioning Session was aimed at articulating our collective vision for our Mi’kmaq Nation here on Epekwitk. This vision will guide us in our future work to protect and implement our constitutionally protected Mi’kmaq Rights and to truly achieve reconciliation with our non-Indigenous friends and neighbours. All Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq were encouraged to attend and provide input into this visioning process and Chief Darlene Bernard and Senator Brian Francis presented speeches to inspire and motivate.
The reception to the event was positive and hopeful. It was an exciting opportunity to share more about the important work that is being done to advance, implement, and protect the constitutionally entrenched rights of the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaq of PEI).
We are grateful to have the full support and direction of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils.
#LnuProud is a short video that captures some of the community spirit that was present at the gathering.