Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Are exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Now on view: Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Are, reflects how Mi’kmaw people remain connected to the lands and waters of Mi’kma’ki. This exhibit offers a platform for Mi’kmaw people to express their continued experiences with an understanding of the lands and the waters of Mi’kma’ki.


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Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.


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Geology Intern, Robbie, using a wooden mallet, chisel, and diamond whetstone to chip away the very old plaster that the fossil fish spine was embedded within.

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Delicate fossils found in museum are cleaned, repaired, and mounted in archival supports when the fossils are put on display or used for research. Check out our blog posts from Robbie Hussey and Tim Fedak.

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