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Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island

Wigwam-inspired structures are used for storytelling and interpreting a broad range of Mi'kmaq history.
Detail of Mi’kmaw peaked hat, probably late19th century, from the collection of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation. Photo: John Sylvester

A major new travelling exhibition entitled Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island (pronounced Neen naw ul noo) has opened at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

The exhibition brings a broad look at the Mi’kmaw history of Prince Edward Island, from the most ancient archaeological record to today. Five wigwam-inspired structures use their large exterior and interior surfaces to present evocative images and texts. Inside each wigwam is an audio environment which draws visitors into the world of Epekwitk’s Mi’kmaw Elders through stories and music. Also featured are interactive exhibits with original and reproduction artifacts.

Developed by the Mi`kmaq Confederacy of PEI through extensive research, input from Mi’kmaw Elders, and guidance of an advisory committee, the exhibition was made possible through funding and support by the Department of Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

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Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m –  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed
Starting May 21 open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. |  July and August, open Thursdays until 8 p.m.

Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  | Monday – Wednesday Closed |
Starting May 20: Monday – Wednesday 11am – 9pm  |  Thursday – Saturday 11am – 11pm  |  Sunday Closed

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Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Open only on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


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Hours of Operation


Art Gallery

Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .-  5 p.m  |  Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Monday and Tuesday Closed


Box Office

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  |  Friday – Saturday  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  |  Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6107 for information.

Showcase Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. |   Sunday Closed
Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

Open only on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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