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Family business revives ribbon skirts in Eskasoni

Jayah's Quilting has sold hundreds of ribbon skirt kits ahead of this year's powwow season as people look to connect with their Indigenous culture.
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'It's healing our spirits': Eskasoni powwow celebrates 30th anniversary

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eskasoni's annual competition powwow. The largest Mi'kmaw community in the world welcomed visitors from far and wide for two days of dancing, drumming and singing.
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Mi'kmaw two-spirit advocates call for powwow inclusivity

Some Mi'kmaw two-spirit advocates would like to see powwow organizers across the country make events more inclusive by acknowledging two-spirits as being welcomed into these spaces.
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NSLC outlet opening in Eskasoni worries some, but has chief's support

Jay Denny started a petition over planned alcohol sale in Eskasoni, N.S.
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Mi'kmaw alert system helps find people missing from Indigenous Cape Breton communities

Since its inception, 37 children and young adults have reunited with their families after being reported missing or wandering off, says system developer.
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Mi'kmaw woman highlights freedom, beauty of fancy shawl dancing

Jesse Benjamin, a member of Eskasoni First Nation, is the Mi’kmaw Head Lady for the Mawita’jik Competitive Pow Wow in Dartmouth. Here she is performing and talking about fancy shawl dancing.
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After running out of room, 2 First Nations in Cape Breton are expanding their cemetery spaces

Eskasoni and Membertou are close to running out of room for more burials, but planned expansions are underway.
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Business growth in Eskasoni not slowed by pandemic

In February, Sheldon Francis and his wife, Jane, launched Wilders Diner on a small piece of land across from their home on Blueberry Root Lane, joining a handful of new ventures to open in Eskasoni, N.S., during the pandemic.
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Eskasoni café aims to serve community by dishing up healthier options

Inspired by her father's cancer struggles, Kateri Stevens and her family serving healthy meals at Sequoia's Café.
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Hope, unity and language: Eskasoni elder on his dreams for the future

Albert Marshall says most governments lack an understanding of Indigenous languages, and that creates a barrier to his people.
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Eskasoni actor nominated for outstanding performance by Screen Nova Scotia

Desna Michael Thomas said being nominated means everything to him, and helped validate his choice to become an actor.
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Eskasoni sees stellar growth in female hockey

The sport hockey is growing in popularity in Eskasoni, N.S., with three all-female teams competing out of the community's rink.
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Fans of hockey? Eskasoni 'breathes and lives' it

Decades after its first established hockey team, the sport continues to grow in Eskasoni First Nation.
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Basketball brothers look to grow the sport in Eskasoni

Dre’ & Denon Ryan Toney have loved basketball for years and now they're trying to promote and find support for the game in Eskasoni.
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Baskets, guitars and homes: What sells at Mi'kmaw salites helps grieving families

The history of the Mi'kmaw tradition known as a salite dates back 400 years to the baptism of Grand Chief Henri Membertou.
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Eskasoni powwow celebrates 30th anniversary

In 1992 community members in Eskasoni came together to create their own powwow, Michael R. Denny was at that powwow, and now helps organize the event. Now he's sharing his reflections on the history and importance of the powwow.
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Bears, skunks and lice warriors: Storyteller Terry Denny brings traditional Mi'kmaw stories to life

Storyteller Terry Denny has worked hard to preserve traditional Mi'kmaw stories, and now he's sharing four of those tales with CBC.
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Mi'kmaw community still processing Pope's apology, says elder who travelled to Vatican

Phyllis Googoo of We'koqma'q was the first person to speak with Pope Francis about the pain and abuse suffered at Canada's residential schools. 
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Mi'kmaw to be enshrined as Nova Scotia's first language

As part of the legislation, the province has committed to developing a strategy to identify priorities and steps to revitalize and reclaim the Mi'kmaw language.
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Eskasoni storyteller wants children to seek out knowledge

Terry Denny grew up hearing Mi'kmaw stories from friends, relatives and elders in his home community of Eskasoni, N.S. Now, he's looking to pass them on to the next generation of storytellers.
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Schools close due to COVID-19 outbreak in Eskasoni

More than 250 active cases of COVID-19 has prompted the Eskasoni School Board to cancel its classes until April 19.
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CBC is in Eskasoni, and we want to hear from you

CBC Nova Scotia’s Erin Pottie and Maisyn Sock are making connections and learning more about the people, places and stories that the community of Eskasoni is passionate about.
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Once-taboo game of waltes enjoyed by new generation thanks to Eskasoni woman

In the past, only elders counted points in the Mi'kmaw game of waltes. But now an Eskasoni, N.S., woman is teaching all the rules to a new generation.
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A lesson in tea from an Eskasoni elder

Throughout Eskasoni, you will street signs with names like Tea Berry Lane and Labrador Tea Lane, so it's easy to see how tea is steeped in the local culture.
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Eskasoni elder bringing 'two-eyed seeing' into classrooms

Albert Marshall is sharing his wisdom as he works to incorporate Mi'kmaw knowledge into the public school system.

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