National Aboriginal Day 2011

Tomorrow is a celebration!  It’s National Aboriginal Day and we will be going to the Glooscap Heritage Centre to celebrate between 11:30 and 5:00.  As I’ve written here before, I was fortunate this year to be the core faculty for the first Aboriginal cohort to graduate from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) with a Diploma.    The Tourism Management program is intense, but fun, and I absolutely love my class.   The following article was published in the NSCC Student Success Magazine 2011 and distributed at graduation across the 13 NSCC campuses last week.  I am so proud to be part of this project!  I can’t wait to see the five students who are fortunate enough to be working at the GHC for their work-terms this summer, and hopefully many more of my students, there to celebrate their Mi’kmaq Culture!  I will be sure to post photos and details of the celebration, but if you’re driving along the 102 Highway, please come in and see us – everyone is welcome!

P’jilasi! (Welcome!)

*You can click on the image to enlarge and read the article!!

For more information, this article – also featuring Heather, was also featured in today’s Truro Daily News!