Mi’kmaq heritage

New place name signs in Rocky Point and Portage Lake

In partnership with the Government of PEI, L’nuey continues its efforts to recognize Mi’kmaq heritage through the installation of Mi’kmaq place name signs across Epekwitk (PEI). This year, new signs have been erected in Rocky Point and Portage Lake, bringing the total number of Mi’kmaq place name signs installed across PEI to over 40.

“I am proud to see the continuation of this partnership with government,” reflects Chief Junior Gould of Abegweit First Nation, Epekwitk Assembly of Councils Co-Chair. “The place names highlight our presence across all parts of Epekwitk and provide a window into how our ancestors lived their lives and viewed the world. It’s important that we take the time to learn about the history we all share…so we can preserve and share our Mi’kmaq culture for generations to come.”

Epekwitk, aka Prince Edward Island, is the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Islanders are encouraged to engage through social media platforms and lnuey.ca to observe various initiatives, including Mi’kmaq place name signs and the Reconciliation Recognition Awards. Stay up to date with L’nuey’s initiatives by following them on their socials: @L’nuey PEI on FB, @lnuey.ca on IG, and @lnueypei on X.