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Explore Mi'kmaq and Indigenous Culture at These Halifax Exhibits

Deepen your understanding of Mi’kmaw and Indigenous culture and explore the unique perspectives and experiences of Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island through personal stories, artifacts, and artwork at these local exhibits.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still Are

The Mi’kmaq have enduring connections to their ancestral lands and waters, here in Mi’kma’ki. Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still Are is a continuing exhibit that shares diverse individual experiences from Elders and knowledge keepers in the Mi’kmaw community.

Presented in Mi’kmaq, English, and French, significant themes highlight Mi’kmaw one-word concepts and Treaty Education. Community boatbuilding, archived and contemporary canoes, featured objects, images, and powerful, symbolic artwork convey cultural expressions that relate past, present, and future in this place.

Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek offers visitors, especially non-Indigenous Canadians, opportunities to learn about the truths that must precede reconciliation.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Fortress Halifax: A City Shaped by Conflict

Fortress Halifax is the newest exhibit at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, covering seven rooms and providing visitors with an overview of Halifax’s history in one place. The history of Halifax and its fortress is both rich and turbulent, and can’t be told by just one person. With paintings, maps, and stories from various perspectives like the British, French, Mi’kmaq, Black Loyalists, Acadians, and more, Fortress Halifax lets you explore the history of the city and the land it was built on.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence

Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence celebrates the power of water and its ability to connect us all. This exhibit delves into the themes of connection and exchange, featuring works by contemporary Mi’kmaq artists, including paintings, sculptures, and textiles, as well as historic artifacts from the gallery’s collection.

With seven guiding topics, including Awareness, Reflection, Sustainability & Treaty, Community, Memory & Remembering, Gathering & Knowledge, and Sharing, Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence aims to build meaningful relationships between visitors and the artwork. Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the many perspectives and experiences of generations of Indigenous artists.