Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Unveils New Mi'kmaq Licence Plate Featuring Petroglyph

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia Unveils New Mi'kmaq Licence Plate Featuring Petroglyph

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Nova Scotia unveils Mi'kmaq licence plate

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TRURO, N.S. - The Nova Scotia government has unveiled a new Mi'kmaq licence plate, the latest cultural group in the province to receive its own plate.

The licence plate, unveiled Friday in Truro, N.S., features a Mi'kmaq petroglyph and bears the phrase "Mi'kma'ki Land of the Mi'kmaq."

The province said many Mi'kmaq connect the petroglyph with the eight-point star, which has political and historical significance, while some connect the image to the traditional districts of Mi'kma'ki -- traditional Mi'kmaq territory.

Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Aboriginal Affairs minister, said the plate enhances the visibility and appreciation of Mi'kmaq culture in Nova Scotia.

"I am pleased that our ongoing work with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs has resulted in a wonderful plate available to anyone registering a vehicle in Nova Scotia," McNeil said in a news release. …

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