Canada, NB funds for Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre

The Government of New Brunswick and Government of Canada have announced a combined investment of nearly $1M to further develop the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre. The centre offers guided tours on Mi’kmaq culture, where visitors can experience smudging and learn about the culture form an interpretive knowledge keeper. The funding will help enhance tourism and the cultural centre, teach residents about Mi’kmaq culture, and improve the economy of the Elsipogtog First Nation and surrounding areas. Federal Minister of Official Languages Ginette Petitpas Taylor noted that the investment will provide more people with authentic learning opportunities related to Mi’kmaq culture. “This support also allows the community to continue to promote awareness of our culture and our history in a progressive way so that prejudices and systemic racism are addressed and thus minimized for our children and future generations,” said Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock.