Gallery 3: We Look to the Past to Heal and to Learn
The goal of the third gallery is to bring visitors into recent historic events and to reflect on our relationships to the past. First-person narratives and exhibits will help the visitor to realize how those experiences have shaped Mi’kmaw life today, such as the inter-generational impacts that Indian Residential School has on communities and individuals today. Visitors will learn about current issues that shape Mi’kmaw life, some of which are a part of the legacies of our past, like Centralization policies and treaty relationships. Reflection, exploration, healing and well-being will be fostered among all communities throughout Mi’kma’ki. Based on family and humour, exhibits and programs will draw on traditional knowledge and emphasize the diversity of ways that spirituality and faith may be expressed in Mi’kmaw communities today.