"We continue to see a positive turn out at meetings with an average of twenty band members in attendance. In 2018, we received three grants which were put to good use in our communities"
Colour and Culture Mawio'mi
On August 18th Burgeo put together its first Mawio'mi at the Sandbanks Provincial Park. This event showcased the many traditions and customs of the Mi' kmaq people. Many people from far and wide made the scenic drive to the beautiful town of Burgeo including Chief Brendan Mitchell.
Many customs were observed such as the sacred fire, pipe ceremony, water ceremony, storey telling, wampum belt, and the big drum.
Learning about the wampum belt
After a successful day of teachings everyone gathered at the parish hall for a meet and greet, and some teachings. Following was a feast of moose soup, sandwiches and desserts made from berries that were picked from our land. This was the first event we have taken on as a Band and judging from its success it will not be our last. The planing stage has already begun for this years Mawio'mi. Stay tuned for more information!