NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY – JUNE 21 - (JOURNÉE NATIONAL DES AUTOCHTONES) & SUMMER SOLSTICE CEREMONY
Presentation by Paul Tufts, President AAMS, at Rocco Point, Nova Scotia
June 21, 2015. Photographs by Howard Nickerson.
"Welcome to a celebration of National Aboriginal Day (Journée national des autochtones) and the Summer Solstice Ceremony."
"In 1799, Father Jean-Mandé Sigogne came here to serve both the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq, and to found Ste-Anne’s Parish on Ste-Anne’s Peninsula = Sainte Anne-du-Ruisseau. He built a new church in 1803 to 1808. This chapel replica was built in 1998-1999 with the same dimensions of the old foundation, with the use of traditional wooden pegs."