This is an extensive website that’s been years in the making and we’re thrilled to have been a part of the project.
In 1989, Mi’kmaq artifacts were discovered in the Belmont area of Nova Scotia. Realizing the importance and seeing the destruction caused by all-terrain vehicles, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) began to work towards the protection of these very important sites. Ultimately these efforts led to the vision for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC), a charitable, not-for-profit First Nations organization administered through CMM.
The MDCC will be a meaningful and dynamic centre for Mi’kmaw people, and for visitors from across Nova Scotia, Canada and the world. Currently in the planning stages, the Centre will be built in Debert, Nova Scotia—a place where the Mi’kmaw lived more than 11,000 years ago, and a place where they still live today.
The website includes extensive historical and current archaeological information about the Mi’kmaw people. The site features information on the future centre, educational resources, audio translations in Mi’kmaq, video content such as stories from Mi’kmaw elders and an exploration of Mi’kma’ki (the land of the Mi’kmaq).
This project involved a large contributing group consisting of Mi’kmaq elders, the staff at MDCC and CMM. Also, our colleague and fellow designer Susan Corning provided invaluable assistance.
Click the screenshot below to check out the site.