The Middle River: Towards a New Chapter of Local Knowledge for Miawpukek/Conne River

Lay Summary 

This project represents a month of in-community field work and pre-planning to build the foundations for The Middle River, a research-creation collaboration between Pam Hall , Jerry Evans and Miawpukek/Conne River. The Middle River will eventually produce a fully bilingual (English and Mi'Kmaq) multi-panel art-and-knowledge archive of local place-based knowledge in Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) in Conne River, Newfoundland. Intended to extend the on-going project Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge (ELK), The Middle River will add a third chapter to the ELK , will broaden its content beyond white, settler, and English-only knowledge practices. Project leaders will train local youth researchers to enable inter-generational knowledge exchange, build capacity , create a community local knowledge archive, and transfer research/creation methods to community members for future and ongoing use.

Departments 
Geography
Funding 
Accerlator Fund for Public Engagement
Communities 
Conne River
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Themes 
Local Knowledge
Aboriginal Peoples
Public engagement
Industry Sectors 
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Start date 
31 Oct 2017
End date 
30 Nov 2017
Partner Organization 
Miawpukek First Nation