by Ashley Stevens, Communications Officer, Mi’kmawey Debert

Gerald Gloade being interviewed by David Squires of Global Halifax.

It seems fitting with this year’s Mi’kmaq History Month poster theme being Innovations and Legacies, that we highlight the artist who creates these beautiful posters, Gerald Gloade. Gerald is a true innovator himself, a forerunner sharing his knowledge, and raising awareness of the Mi’kmaw people, culture and heritage. Gerald is a renowned Mi’kmaw artist, and has been recognized recently for being chosen for the Royal Canadian Mint’s “My Canada, My Inspiration” coin design contest. Gerald honours the Mi’kmaw Nation by sharing Mi’kmaw stories, legends, archaeology and history through his many presentations with the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre.

Mi’kmaq History Month may only have 31 days, but Gerald’s Mi’kmaw history life has 365 days! He travels the province all year round participating in workshops, class visits, and activities as well as presentations at the Mi’kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail. So far, thi ...

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