Fri, Apr 26|
Unsettling Our Settler Ways: Looking at the Waters of Mahone Bay From a Mi'kmaw Point of View
Time & Location
Apr 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Chester Playhouse, 22 Pleasant St, Chester, NS B0J 1J0, Canada
About The Event
On September 15th at 7:30, Margaret Knickle Ph.D will give a talk at the Chester Playhouse that will shake up traditional settler views about Mahone Bay by sharing her experiences as a settler who has researched and documented the history of Lunenburg County from a Mi’kmaw perspective.
Knickle’s talk will be followed by a performance by All Nations Drum that she has been asked to join. All Nations Drum is a women’s big drum group based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. The group includes grandmothers, mothers, expectant mothers, foster mothers, and future mothers; teenage girls and the community Elders are full-time members. The drummers come from many nations across Turtle Island and bring their traditions, cultures and songs together. This diversity gives the group its distinct sound. They drum and sing at community events, schools, and gatherings of all kinds and are particularly interested in encouraging young children to participate in their events.
Margaret J.A. Knickle PH. D teaches part-time in the Faculty of Education Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax; is on the Fort Point Museum Board of Directors; and continues to research the history of Lunenburg County from a Mi’kmaw perspective.
This event is part of the Chester Art Centre’s Donald Curley Lecture Series, which over the past decade has focused on broadening the discussion about creativity and how it connects to the world we live in. Proceeds from the event fund the Chester Art Centre’s Artist in Residence Program.