Residents in Moncton, N.B. woke up on Canada Day to find several posters of old photographs of Mi’kmaw people glued to city property.
Patty Musgrave, who lives and works in Moncton, says she noticed the posters early Sat. morning while she was on her way to get coffee.
“It appears that they’re Mi’kmaw ancestors to me,” Musgrave said in a phone interview Sat.
Musgrave, who is Mi’kmaw/Irish originally from Sydney, N.S., took several photographs of the posters and posted them on Facebook.
“I would say the purpose of whoever put them up, the purpose would be directly related to Canada 150 and the “Unsettling Canada” initiative that is happening across the country,” Musgrave said.
“I think they’re fantastic, they’re awesome,” Musgrave said.
“Kudos to whoever did it,” she added.
Musgrave says the old photographs remind Canadians there is a different perspective on Canada 150 celebrations.
“Don’t forget who we are, who was here first and don’t forget what has happened to us through the years of confederation,” Musgrave said.