Elmastukwek Mi'kmaw Mawio'mi

Lay Summary 

This project was a multi-partner, grassroots, engagement project to organize and carry out a traditional Mi'kmaw Mawio'mi (gathering) in the Bay of Islands area (Elmastukwek is the Mi'kmaw name for the Bay of Islands region). Beginning with a core group of a men's big-drum group, the men sought out assistance from a variety of individuals and groups including traditional knowledge keepers from Mi'kmaw communities, staff from Qalipu First Nation, staff from Grenfell Campus, the town of Benoit's Cove, and others. The Mawio'mi took place over a two-day period. This Mawio'mi helped to encourage other communities from holding their own Mawio'mis, and the central region now has their own Mawio'mi as well.

Student Services
Quick Start Fund For Public Engagement
Corner Brook
Newfoundland and Labrador
Start date 
10 Jun 2016
End date 
18 Jun 2017
Partner Organization 
Qalipu First Nation
Town of Benoit's Cove