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The 8 Pointed-Star
The eight-pointed star is a symbol which has been used by the Mi'kmaq for centuries. It is a symbol for the sun, which was a powerful figure in traditional spiritual life. The historic Mi'kmaq symbol originally had seven points to represent the traditional seven districts of the Mi'kmaq Nation. An eighth point representing the British Crown was added when the Mi’kmaq began signing treaties with the British Crown.
It appears as a common design motif on 19th-century quillwork, and today continues to be popular in Mi’kmaq designs and artwork.
This particular pendant was designed by Lloyd Johnson of Millbrook First Nation and hand crafted by goldsmith Tina Stevens of Inglis Jewellers. They are made of solid sterling silver , gold plating and hand painted enamel.
Made of alders and sinew these dream-catchers are used to help people have good dreams. The web catches the bad dreams and lets the good dreams come through.
We Were Not The Savages
Author: Daniel N. Paul “We Were Not the Savages … is unique, in chronological scope and in the story it tells, covering the last three centuries of Mi’kmaq history in detail. Prior to the appearance of this book it was common for historians to downplay or even deny the violence inflicted on the Mi’kmaq people by European and Euro-American colonizers. This work, more than any other piece of scholarly production, has headed off that consensus at a pass. Scalp-bounty policies are now recognized as a historical problem worthy of investigation.”
Micmac Medicines Remedies and Recollections
Author: Laurie Lacey “In this delightful book, Laurie Lacey’s reflection on the magical world of plant life and the gathering of remedies chronicles more than 70 plants used by the Micmac as medicines. Since the Micmac healing process begins with the gathering and preperation of medicines, Lacey takes us into swamps and bogs, the barrens and woods to explore the habitats of plants with healing properties. He then illustrates each medicinal plant and describes its traditional uses. Whether one is hiking through a field listening for the sound of the “scared plant,” the yellow rattle, exploring bogs in the hope of finding the elusive blue flag, or simply interested in the Micmac approach to health and healing. Micmac Medicines will prove a helpful and enjoyable companion.”
Native Strength Hieroglyphic Material: 100% Cotton Colours Available: Black, Red, Beige Size: One Size Fits All
Author: Stanley T. Spicer “These stirring tales describe the life-history of Glooscap. Endowed with supreme powers, Glooscap, the benevolent warrior against evil, was credited with the creation of many wild creatures and the change in form of others. Even the land was influences by his handiwork and several notable landmarks along the Fundy coast are linked to his story.”
Nova Scotia Arctic Char
Each premium-cut Nova Scotia Arctic Char loin is naturally wood smoked, high in Omega 3 and delectable by itself or as any part of any recipe where smoked seafood is specified.
Moose hide moccasins
Crafted in soft moose hide these moccasins will cushion your feet for years. They are intended for indoor wear and we cannot guarantee the durability of the genuine leather sole when improperly used. Ladies sizes 5-10 Men’s sizes 7-13
Beautifully hand crafted earrings by Mi’kmaw artisan, Sheila Porter using traditional porcupine quills in contemporary designs.
The Mi’kmaq people have always been known for their artistic abilities especially in making ash baskets. Each basket has been hand made and signed by former Chief Greg McEwan of Bear River First Nations.
Alan Syliboy T-shirts
Alan Syliboy Red Crane T-shirts available at our gift shop!
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