HALIFAX – Local Mi’kmaq elders and youth were honoured in a Treaty Day ceremony held here Tuesday.
Becky Julian of Indian Brook was presented with The Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Elder Award for her contributions to Aboriginal communities.
Julian is an avid craftsperson, creating one-of-a-kind pieces, including basketing making, quill work, leather work, beading and sewing.
She has taught Mi'kmaq language and culture for more than 30 years.
Ashley R. Julian of Indian Brook, Luisa Martin of Millbrook and Jasmine Johnson of Millbrook and Potlotek received Sister Dorothy Moore scholarships, which celebrate and supports Mi'kmaq students studying full-time in a recognized teacher certification/education program.
All are education students at St. Francis Xavier University.
Treaty Day marks the official start to Mi'kmaq History Month. For more information, visit www.mikmaqhistorymonth.com .