Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Tamika Charlo, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone North Regional Heritage Fair (Belledune)

Project: Mi'gmaq Culture

This project is a glimpse into some of the traditions and ceremonies of the Mi'gmaq people. These traditions are being shared with Native and Non-native people alike to honour and respect our culture into the 21st century. I was fortunate to have visited the Metepenagiag (Red Bank, NB) Heritage Park, the Ugpi'ganjig (Eel River Bar) Pow Wow grounds and interview members of the community of Listuguj.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

One of the most important things I learned about my topic is the true meaning of the Honor Song written by George Paul. I am also proud to have received an autographed book written by Elder George Paul.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned the importance of learning about my First Nations Culture so that the language and traditions are not lost.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I realize that my elders have worked hard to preserve our culture and traditions. I feel very honoured that they are able to teach me about my Culture be it in my school or community something that was not always accepted in the past.

  • Mabelgideon

    Good luck tamika
    30/06/2019 12:35:23 PM

  • Terry Fitzpatrick

    Wonderful video, Tamika. So confident and professional.
    25/06/2019 9:09:25 AM

  • Laura Ross

    Awesome video, Tamika! xo
    23/06/2019 5:08:39 PM

  • Marilyn Briggs

    Very interesting and a Great Job Tamika !
    23/06/2019 5:35:20 AM

  • The Director

    I am so proud that you chose this as your topic. You are so interested in so many things and you are constantly searching for info on many things!! You certainly are a great person, always ready to share your knowledge, talents and love with others!!! Great job!! Phyllis
    20/06/2019 9:00:19 PM

  • Donna

    Awesome video, Tamika...X0
    20/06/2019 3:17:21 PM

  • Patsy

    Smart Girl!!
    20/06/2019 12:35:31 PM

  • Mallory Georgia

    T we are very proud of you!! Your video is fantastic.Good Luck.
    20/06/2019 11:46:41 AM

  • Ruth Matthews

    Tamika—what a wonderful video. Congratulations—this is just the beginning of the wonderful things to come your way. Continue your terrific work ethic and have fun in the process. I can’t wait to see what you will achieve!
    20/06/2019 6:14:30 AM

  • Betty Ann Smith

    Tamika, congratulations, wonderful job. You are a special person and enjoy our conversation.
    18/06/2019 4:47:55 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.