We are in Mi’kma’ki

Indigenous Dancer

A performance of a traditional dance during Mawio'mi at Saint Mary's University.

Saint Mary's University acknowledges that the university is located on the traditional land of the Mi’kmaq Nation.

This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship.