Culture must be understood as a system of meaning that which provides an understanding of the interrelationship of man, the natural world and of the spiritual or supernatural world. Culture affords a perspective to life by determining the social elements of behavior, attitudes, values and aspirations as well as language, spiritual expression, social organization, political structures and economics." (Final Report on Consultation 1981-1982, National Committee of Indian Cultural Education Centres
In that context, culture is truly the essence of our being which makes us unique as a distinct Mi'kmaq nation. And, as long as we survive, our culture will never die!