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Truro hosts Mawio'mi cultural celebration

Lesha Tabor, of Millbrook, left, and Jaici Syliboy, of Indian Brook, were two of the best performers in the potato dance during the mawio’mi at the Truro campus of Nova Scotia Community College on Wednesday, with just one other pair able to keep the potato in place for a longer period of time than they did.
Lesha Tabor, of Millbrook, left, and Jaici Syliboy, of Indian Brook, were two of the best performers in the potato dance during the mawio’mi at the Truro campus of Nova Scotia Community College on Wednesday, with just one other pair able to keep the potato in place for a longer period of time than they did. - Lynn Curwin

TRURO, N.S. – A Milkmaq Mawio’mi was held the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro campus, on Wednesday.

The gathering highlights the cultural history of the Mi’kmaq and celebrates the traditions of First Nations culture and people.

Dancers, in colourful regalia, put a lot of energy in their performances during the event, which also featured singing, dancing, arts and crafts displays, information tables and vendors.

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