Exhibition Archives

Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

Wigwam-inspired structures are used for storytelling and interpreting a broad range of Mi'kmaq history.

A major new travelling exhibition entitled Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island (pronounced Neen naw ul noo) has opened at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

The exhibition brings a broad look at the Mi'kmaw history of Prince Edward Island, from the most ancient archaeological record to today. Five wigwam-inspired structures use their large exterior and interior surfaces to present evocative images and texts. Inside each wigwam is an audio environment which draws visitors into the world of Epekwitk's Mi'kmaw Elders through stories and music. Also featured are interactive exhibits with original and reproduction artifacts.

Developed by the Mi`kmaq Confederacy of PEI through extensive research, input from Mi'kmaw Elders, and guidance of an advisory committee, the exhibition was made possible through funding and support by the Department of Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

August 15, 2013 - February 2, 2014
Detail of Mi'kmaw peaked hat, probably late19th century, from the collection of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. Photo by John Sylvester@MCPEI