December 5, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence recently participated in the Muiwatmnej Etuaptmumk Conference. The company shared that it was a deeply gratifying experience, giving the opportunity to deepen its understanding of the sheer diversity of Mi’kmaq projects and perspectives in the region. The experience was both enlightening and enjoyable for the company.
The Muiwatmnej Etuaptmumk Conference was a three-day event that addressed both Indigenous and Canadian standpoints. Led by a combination of Mi’kmaq elders and knowledge keepers alongside industry and academic researchers, it included themes of fostering the spirit of reconciliation and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The underlying thread of all the discussions was how Two-Eyed Seeing can bridge the gap between Indigenous knowledge and modern science. Cultural performances also embodied this fusion, with the incredible dance of Sarah Prosper woven with Allan Syliboy and the Thundermakers spoken word and music by both Jeremy Dutcher and Morgan Toney.
Paper Excellence noted that conferences such as Muiwatmnej Etuaptmumk support its ongoing Indigenous relations commitment to listen and learn about the unique and diverse territories in which it operates.
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