Community & Culture

Photo of a Wi'kuom, a traditional style Mi’kmaw dwelling, constructed by a local Eskasoni resident, Mr. Darrell Morris.

With a population base of close to seven hundred (700) people living in the small village of Wagmatcook First Nation, the community straddles the Bras D’or Lakes and is one of five (5) Mi’kmaw First Nation communities of Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island, N.S.). Newly elected in the summer of 2010 is Chief Norman Bernard and he currently has a six (6) person Council that work together to address the needs of the community. There is approximately 210 full and part time staff in the community throughout the calendar year (including summer students) that work together for the benefit of the community.


The majority of the population that is over thirty (30) years of age still speak the Mi’kmaw language fluently but with the younger population it is proving to be tougher and tougher to hold onto. The Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre plays a pivotal role, along with the Wagmatcook School, as well as the parents of these youth to maintain the importance of the language and history of the Mi’kmaw people.

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2017 Wagmatcook Elders Mawiomi - Gathering
Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre
Wednesday, November 1st (12:00pm - 5:00pm)
Please register with your Elders Council or Band Office
Food / Entertainment / Bingo / Door Prizes / Cultural Activities
*** Busses will be picking up Elders in Communities ***
For more info, contact the Wagmatcook Centre at 902-295-2999
Or email us at

PS: Looking for volunteers from the community of Waqmitkuk Lnue'kati, please contact us at the Wagmatcook Centre at 902-295-2999 to volunteer. Welaliek!
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The Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre will be hosting the 2017 Wagmatcook Elders Mawiomi - Gathering ata the Great Hall on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 from 12:00pm - 5:30pm. Deadline for names f...

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