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January Regular Meeting: Frost Fish Month (Punamuiku)
18 January-- 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Continuing with the Climate Change series this winter, Alanna Syliboy will be teaching us about Frost Fish Month (Punamuiku). January, known as Punamuiku, or Frost Fish Month, is the time of year when punamu (Mi’kmaw for Atlantic Tomcod or frost fish) swim upstream to spawn. Alanna Syliboy, the Mi’kmaw Knowledge & Community Engagement Manager at the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq will discuss the historical and cultural significance of Punamuiku, as well as the effects of climate change on punamu.
You must register through zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfumqqD0tEtaP8QCBFb7odJYmKH8X1ZwF
If you are not familiar with the work of Alanna Syliboy, she has kindly provided a lovely bio:
My name is Alanna Syliboy I am a Mi’kmaw from Sipekne’katik First Nation, I am a descendant of two residential school survivors, I grew up in my home community of Sipekne’katik, and I am a mother of 3 beautiful children.
I started my journey at the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) 6 years ago, as an assistant, through hard work, determination and training that lead me to where I am today.
I am the Mi’kmaw Knowledge & Community Engagement Manager, in the Department of Aquatic Resources & Fisheries Management (DARFM) to ensure the CMM encompasses Mi’kmaw knowledge, language and perspective into our programs, projects, and education (such as two-eyed seeing and Netukulimk).
I have a great passion for the work we do here at Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq especially in the DARFM where I work. We get to work with youth, elders and some pretty important species. Nothing give me more pleasure than working with my people and our communities for the betterment of the environment.