by Daniel N. Paul, CM, ONS -  Mi’kmaw Elder and Historian

Chief Stanley Johnson – Millbrook Band.

While working in Halifax in the early 1960s I still maintained my contact with friends from many Mi’kmaw communities. Two of the funniest encounters occurred with two of those friends, the late Barry Moore and Stanley Johnson, who were attending University at the time.

One mid-week I got a call from the Barry, who at the time was studying at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, inviting me to come home to Membertou for the weekend with him, with a stopover in Waycobah, where he had arranged a date for me with a great looking gal.

Upon arrival at the Reserve Barry took me to a home to meet my greatly anticipated date. Upon entering the home I saw many people milling around, including my mother’s first cousin Christi Ann Googoo, who I had not met before but recognized because of her close resemblance to the rest of her immediate family. Barry took me over to her and introduced her to me as my date. We laughed when I told her that the date was off b ...

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