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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Sackville, Nova Scotia - Eastlink Television is commemorating Mi'kmaq History Month in October by televising a two-part series titled "Wabanaki People of the Dawn." Each week in October, Eastlink will televise part one and two of the series on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 9:30 p.m.
"One of our goals is to partner in helping to raise awareness and promote education about the important message Wabanaki People of the Dawn delivers," says Director of Eastlink Television, Michael Smith, "And the response from airing part one of the series last year was so positive we felt it was important to continue sharing this story with our viewer's across the Maritimes."
Part One focuses on the structure of the Wabanaki Confederacy and the lives of its member tribes as detailed in a treasure trove of artifacts found in the Mersey River in south western Nova Scotia in 2004. Part Two profiles the Mi'kmaq as they are today: a vigorous community meeting the challenges of the 21st century, while struggling to retain the culture, history and language of their ancestors.
"It is important for Nova Scotians to know more about the Mi'kmaq who live in communities across the province," says John Soosar, Executive Producer of Wabanaki Parts 1 & 2. "Nova Scotia is now engaged in negotiation on treaty and rights issues and it is important that we all have a better understanding of the people with which we are negotiating."
For more information on any of Eastlink Television's programming, please visit www.Eastlink.ca/eltv
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