Mi'kmaq Monument
Queens County, Nova Scotia

Two quotes from material sent to me by Jean Augustine-McIsaac:

Mi'kmaq Cultural Landscape at Kejimkujik

"The cultural landscape at Kejimkujik National Park attests to a Mi'kmaq presence in the area since time immemorial. The relationship between Mi'kmaq and their environment is evidenced in the seasonal camps, burial grounds, fish weirs, hunting territories, portages and trails. In the 19th and 20th centuries, local Mi'kmaq cleared homesteads around Kejimkujik Lake, worked in forestry and excelled as fishing and hunting guides. Petroglyphs, engraved on rock outcrops along the lake shores, portray many aspects of Mi'kmaq life and spirituality, reflecting the strong bond between land and people."

"This Monument is for all Mi'kmaq people...
Let it be a Reminder of the Past...
Healing for the present...
and a Promise for a Future..."

During the dark days of the Acadian Expulsion, 1755 - 1763, the Mi'kmaq saved many fugitive Acadians from deportation by sheltering them in the area of Nova Scotia that includes Kejimkujik National Park. In 1756 Governor Charles Lawrence punished the compassion that they showed the Acadians by issuing a Scalp Proclamation for their scalps. Unforgivably, it is still on the books! Click to read about it.
1756 British Scalp Bounty Still On Books

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