We’koqma’q First Nation welcomes healing forest – CBC

Cape Breton community creates space ‘for ceremony and connection between settlers and Indigenous people’

Nov 04, 2022

A Cape Breton community has created a space where people can meet to share knowledge and culture while trying to reconcile with Canada’s dark colonial past.

Ella Nicholas of We’koqma’q First Nation said a healing forest now sits next to the area’s popular Skye River Trail, which is used for walking, picnics and traditional Mi’kmaw ceremonies.

“We like to think that Skye River Trail is a place for healing,” she said.

“The flowing river gives a person a sense of peace and contentment, the smell of the forest helps people rejuvenate.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/wekoqmaq-healing-forest-launched-1.6639895

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