Building Support

The Mi’kmawey Debert Elders’ Advisory Council built a strong relationship with the Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) through Dr. Jose Zarate, the Canadian Indigenous Communities and Latin America- Caribbean Development Program Coordinator.

Developing the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre involves intentional and comprehensive planning for the future — inspired by love for our people and respect for our past. After more than twenty years of involvement and ten years of intensive planning, we are ready to make the Centre a reality.

Operational funding is the most critical issue for cultural centres. For example, the annual cost of maintaining facilities and the on-going costs of programming often exceed the funds generated from core government funding and other revenue sources. For this reason, and with an eye towards the future, the project is embarking on a campaign to support the unique collections and programs of the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre.

For more information,
contact Tim Bernard at tim@cmmns.com or call (902) 895-6385 ext. 245 or call toll free at 1-877-892-2424.

The Mi’kmawey Debert Elders’ Advisory Council built a strong relationship with the Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) through Dr. Jose Zarate, the Canadian Indigenous Communities and Latin America-Caribbean Development Program Coordinator.

Chief Bob Gloade (Millbrook First Nation) and Chief Sidney Peters (Glooscap First Nation) at the All Chiefs’ meeting in October 2012 in Debert, Nova Scotia.

Chief Bob Gloade (Millbrook First Nation) and Chief Sidney Peters (Glooscap First Nation) at the All Chiefs’ meeting in October 2012 in Debert, Nova Scotia.

A diverse group of government funders continues to support the project. Here, some Federal partners are recognized for their support in 2009, including: Scott Armstrong (MP for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), late Chief Lawrence Paul (Millbrook First Nation), Lenore Zann (MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River), Dr. Donald Julien (Executive Director for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq) and the Honourable Peter MacKay (then Minister of National Defence and the Minister of the Atlantic Gateway).

A diverse group of government funders continues to support the project. Here, some Federal partners are recognized for their support in 2009, including…

During the winter of 2009, a small contingent from the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) was invited to present to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Board of Trustees. From left to right, Randall L. Willis (Chairmen of the NMAI Board of Trustees), Dr. Jose Zarate (Primates World Relief and Development Fund), Shannon Googoo (MDCC), Dr. Donald Julien (The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq), Gerald Gloade (MDCC) and Kevin Gover (Director of the NMAI).

During the winter of 2009, a small contingent from the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) was invited to present to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)…

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