Mi’kmaq History Month

Grand council flag

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month. In 1993, Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy declared October as the official month to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture and heritage.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. The municipality acknowledges the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.

Events and celebrations throughout the month of October

  • On October 1st City Hall will be lit up orange to commemorate Treaty Day and the start of Mi’kmaq History Month.
  • On October 2nd there will be a flag raising ceremony at 10:00 AM in Grand parade Square with Mayor Mike Savage. 
  • On October 1st join the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre for a day of cultural demonstrations and a salmon dinner from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Download the 2023 Mi’kmaw History Month Poster here

2023 Mi’kmaw History Month Poster

Learn how to say Mi’kmaw History Month in Mi’kmaw

Pronunciation tutorial | Mi'kmaw History Month