The future Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre has been designed as a campus that will integrate indoor and outdoor programming seamlessly.
Visitors will be encouraged to imagine what the landscape looked like thousands of years ago. They will be reminded that a living community was here and that the “presences” of our ancestors are still here. Mi’kmaw interpreters will guide visitors throughout the landscape, allowing them to gain a full appreciation of the history of Mi’kma’ki as well as a connection to this special place.
This landscape is alive with people, animals, and stories. Life, language, knowledge, spirit and time are all integrated in Mi’kmaw worlds. And in this place where ancestors lived, laughed, loved, struggled, learned, and shared, the past continues to exist in the present.
The outdoors is an integral part of the visitor experience at the Centre. There will be many ways visitors can explore, enjoy and learn. Some will embark on pathways and experiences that connect to the past and lead to healing. Encounters in the landscape will remind visitors that this is a place in Mi’kma’ki and that daily they move and live in the cultural landscape of the Mi’kmaq.