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Where Mi'kmaq, Acadian, French And British Cultures Converged

In a quiet patch of forest just off Skmaqn Trail and not far from eroding cliffs overlooking Charlottetown Harbour, Lucas Milligan waits patiently in a clearing beside a wigwam and a wigwam in progress. The Parks Canada heritage presenter is here to explain the Mi’kmaq connection to Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site, and that story usually starts with a translation of the word that’s pronounced Ska-MAA-kin.

First Look At The Proposed Pituamkek National Park Reserve

The mosquitoes pull out all the stops to welcome us as we arrive alongside Hog Island in a fisheries patrol-style boat and take turns donning hip waders to make our way through the ocean lagoon to the rocky shore. We’re the only humans around and as we take a rare tour of this densely forested island, the overly abundant resident mosquito population follows and feasts.

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