The fourth gallery, We are Lnu’k, We Are Mi’kma’ki, will emphasize the creativity, strength, and resiliency of Mi’kmaw communities today. Visitors will be introduced to contemporary issues, will have opportunities to learn Mi’kmaw songs and dance, and will be encouraged to think about their own role in the future of Mi’kma’ki.
Stories told in this gallery will focus on community gatherings and celebrations, both past and present. The importance of these gatherings—for social and political reasons—is shared through various exhibit spaces. Significance will be placed on the central role of music, song, and dance in carrying on and recreating culture for this and future generations.
A number of exhibits will confront the stereotypes and misconceptions that Mi’kmaw people continue to face on a daily basis. Visitors will get to test their knowledge by taking a ‘True or False’ quiz that challenges how many people understand what it means to be a Mi’kmaw person as well as part of a Mi’kmaw community and Nation.