Pituamkek: A Mi’kmaq Heritage Landscape

Doc Shorts |  19m

Canada

Located in northwestern Prince Edward Island (Epekwitk), in close proximity to the Lennox Island First Nation, there is a chain of islands known in the Mi’kmaq language as Pituamkek (Bee-doo-um-gek), which means ‘At the Long Sand Dune’, and in English as Hog Island and the Sandhills. Pituamkek has helped sustain the Mi’kmaq people on Epekwik for thousands of years. This film celebrates the lands of Pituamkek: its nature and its Mi’kmaw traditions, and profiles work underway to create an Indigenous Protected Area and National Park Reserve there.

Director John Hopkins

Writer Jesse Francis

Producer John Hopkins

Lumiere Music Hall

9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

Wednesday, November 10th

Showtime: 7:30 – 9:00pm

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