MtA returns Indigenous artifacts, photographs to Membertou

Mount Allison University has partnered with Membertou Development Corporation to return Indigenous artifacts and photographs to their home. The collection includes over 250 items, including prehistoric tools, weapons, pipe bowls and stems, and beads. These items were donated to MtA in the 1950s from the estate of alumnus Clara Dennis, and had been stored in MtA’s archives. The items have now been gifted back to Membertou to become part of Membertou Heritage Park’s collection where they will help to teach about Mi’kmaw history. “Without the traditions of the past, we would not be where we are today,” says Chief Terry Paul of Membertou. “Mount Allison University is giving us a true gift in returning these to our community, where we will proudly display and cherish them for many years to come.” MtA| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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