The Port au Port Bay Fishery Committee and Qalipu First Nation is teaming up to hold a Talking Circle on "The State of the Waters and Pollution Concerns in the Port au Port – Bay St. George Region.”
According to a prepared release from the fishery committee, a Talking Circle is a traditional way used by first nations to solve problems and is very effective in removing barriers and allowing people to express their thoughts freely.
The event provides a means for people to connect and search for new directions, make amends, right the wrongs and establish new pathways for the future.
As Indigenous peoples, First Nations recognize the sacredness of water, the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of protecting water from pollution, drought and waste.
This Talking Circle, taking place at 7 p.m. this Sunday at the Port au Port East town hall, will be facilitated by Mi'kmaq cultural leaders and is supported by Qalipu First Nation, traditional Mi'kmaq people and the Port au Port Bay Fishery Committee.
A special invitation to attend and participate is extended to the general public and municipal, provincial and federal government representatives.