In partnership with UINR, MELC has created a digital booklet about the historical and cultural significance of Malagawatch to the Mi’kmaq. Malagawatch has traditionally been, and continues to be, an important area for hunting, fishing and gathering, and was the traditional meeting place of the Grand Council.
The booklet discusses our cultural and spiritual connection to this land and our role as caretakers of our resources. It looks at the traditional role of the Grand Council in resource management and present day efforts of the Mi’kmaq to regain our role as caretakers. Researchers have compiled stories from newspapers, journal articles, transcribed interviews, and other written sources to bring together the stories of Malagawatch. The booklet features illustrations by Dozay Christmas and photos of Malagawatch “then and now”.