Congratulations to our Elsipogtog Mi’Kmaq Cultural Center for winning Indigenous Business of the Year Award!!! Mousie Yo Michelle Mona Gary Trinity Anna-Marie TIANB / AITNB Destination South Indigenous Tourism Canada ... See MoreSee Less
The Miramichi Linkages are an amalgamation of cultural identities that helped form our area, what is now called the Greater Miramichi Area. From the depths of the Miramichi Bay and River and its tributaries, from Tabusintac to Neguac, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, Escuminac, Loggieville, Bartibog River, Lower Newcastle, Chatham, Nelson, Black River, Douglastown, the Port of Newcastle, Natoaganeg First Nation, Sunny Corner and Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation, Millerton, Blackville , Doaktown up to Boisetown is an area that shares commonality in forming this historic place that is affectionately known and called “The Miramichi”.
With a rich history that is both robust and multicultural, it can fairly be said that Miramichi’s heritage is a resource that is consistently underappreciated. Yet, how much undervalued are the linkages between our history and the wider world? To what extent do we endeavour to understand the ways in which our individual communities connect not only to our neighbours, but also nationally and internationally, making our stories part of a global narrative?
This project therefore not only envisions the revival of those local stories, but also the restoration of the connection between them and the Canadian, and intercontinental, communities of which they are a part. By taking a closer look at local knowledge, local actions, and local personalities, we will endeavour to understand how they rippled across borders and across time.
In this way, we hope to understand the global reach of our communities and re-forge centuries-old bonds with our erstwhile partners around the world. In attempting to commemorate and celebrate specific episodes and individuals that evidence the impact that Miramichi has had on the world stage, our research will take into consideration a number of factors, not least being memorials that will take place within the project’s lifespan. Of course, we are also hoping to look at how Miramichi’s sons and daughters participated in larger global events, which took place away from home. Overall, we hope to shed greater light on the subsequent cultural co-existence that characterizes today’s Miramichi Region.
The Miramichi Linkages Project is seeking an Indigenous person with a passion for history, research, a personal connection to the area, a writer who will work closely alongside a doctorate graduate in History to capture the historical accounts and distinguished characters that make up this part of the land called “The Miramichi”. An accurate account of historical incidents and depiction will lead to a commemoration by the descendants of the region.
DEADLINE: August 20, 2021
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Collaborate in the selection of key industries, stories, and personalities in our region’s past that created unique connections for our community, helping to identify those from the Mi’gmaq tradition that may not otherwise have been previously recognized or acknowledged. • Assist with preparation of all data/research evaluation strategies. • Identify individuals willing to share relevant oral histories and recollections, prepare interview questions, and record the data in an appropriate manner • Collect and analyze data, including personal interviews, related to Miramichi historic linkages • Compile data for progress reports • Attend project meetings and present findings as required. • Write and contribute to publications dealing with project findings and progress • Overall, help to bring a Migmag perspective to the project that will contribute to more complete research and lead to culturally sensitive presentation of our findings
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Required Skills ▪ Communication ▪ Attention to detail ▪ Critical thinking ▪ Planning and scheduling ▪ Data Collection Preferred Skills ▪ Public speaking ▪ Marketing and/or Entrepreneurship experience ▪ Ability to apply sound research techniques and methodology Technical skills ▪ Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. ▪ Ability to work under tight deadlines _______________________________________________________________________
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Funding Start Date: September 7, 2021 Please send resumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org Historical Linkages Project c/o Friends of Beaubears Island 35 St. Patrick’s Drive Miramichi, NB E1N 4P6 ... See MoreSee Less
"What keeps me going when it comes to bead work is the thought of, if my ancestors could do it today, what it would look like? It's kind of like continuing the story that they couldn't live to tell." ... See MoreSee Less
Today, ITANB is launching its membership program. You can support Indigenous Tourism development, be a part of what's to come, and access important entrepreneurship and networking resources. We will be publishing an exclusive e-newsletter for members to help you keep up with the goings-on of the tourism industry, Indigenous cultural experiences and more. Whether you are a tourism business operator yourself, an Indigenous community member looking to be involved with future tourism development, or a member of the greater New Brunswick arts and culture sector looking to sponsor the growth of this burgeoning industry, we welcome you.
Our blog is now live on the ITANB website with our first post, The Recreation of Captain O'Halloran's Outfit. Learn about the history of this ceremonial outfit and the talented Mi'kmaq artists recreating it in 2021.
Tantramar Heritage Trust invites Indigenous artists to participate in their Heritage Field Day on August 8th. The event will teach visitors about local heritage. In the past the event has hosted artists showcasing weaving, blacksmithing, fiddling and dancing. In recognition of the traditional owners of the land on which the Tantramar Heritage Trust is built, they would like to invite Indigenous artists to showcase their work and process.
If you are an Indigenous artist and would like to have a table or station at the event, contact Shannon Robinson at email@example.com, or reach out to Tantramar Heritage Trust on Facebook. ... See MoreSee Less
City of Fredericton Government has commissioned a major work from well-known Indigenous artist Percy Sacobie Art. The work created by Mr. Sacobie, a Wolostoqiyik from St. Mary’s First Nation, will be on permanent loan from the City to the Fredericton International Airport and occupy a large, prominent space in the departures area.
“This beautiful commission by the City is meant to recognize and celebrate the culture of the Wolostoqiyik people who have lived for millennia on the lands along the Wolastoq (Saint John River). We are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous Peoples and commissioning this artwork is just one step among many we intend to take,” said Mayor Kate Rogers. ... See MoreSee Less