History ~ Medicine

Our ancestors defined our culture as a way to survive the extreme conditions of our territories and learned the powerful benefits of living in harmony with nature. Traditional knowledge of Mi’kmaq helped families and communities find food, but more than that, Mi’kmaqs developed a great wealth of knowledge in the fields of medicinal plants and natural remedies. The use of these medicines has become inseparable from prayer and spirituality and form important cornerstones in Mi’kmaq culture. Visit our Medicinal Plants page to learn more.