Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw

Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw: A Basque-Mi’kmaw Cultural Exchange Symposium

In the fall of 2018, Stephen Augustine, Hereditary Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council and Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Affairs and Unama’ki College, at Cape Breton University (CBU), will host 70 international delegates, including 26 speakers who are world-class experts in their field, in Cape Breton for a week-long symposium that will explore ancient and modern connections between Basque and Mi’kmaw peoples.

The geographic area of research of this symposium is Eastern Canada (specifically Mi’kmaw territory) and its ancient transatlantic connections with Western seaboard cultures of Europe — including Basque, Irish, Welsh, and Scots.

As an important part of this event, an academic conference will be held September 27th and 28th on campus at CBU.

For a full list of conference speakers, click here.

To register for the conference (including banquet dinners), click here.

For further details or questions, please contact Alyce Maclean at 902.563.1395 (work); 902.317.0604 (cell); or alyce_maclean@cbu.ca