Acclaimed Author and Historian Delivers Presentation on Mi’kmaq History

The Department of Indigenous Studies at Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College is welcoming renowned author and Mi’kmaw Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul for a public presentation on Monday, February 11 at 12 noon in the Multi-purpose Room, Student, Culture and Heritage Building. Dr. Paul will present a talk on his award-winning book Mi'kmaq History: We Were Not The Savages!.

“It’s important for our students to learn from resources outside of the classroom as it enhances the learning environment and causes them to think differently. Dr. Paul is a highly respected member of the community, who will speak about an important part of our history. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to learn more about it,” says Professor Tuma Young, Department of Indigenous Studies.

Published in 1993, Mi'kmaq History: We Were Not The Savages! received first prize co-winner for non-fiction at the Sixth Annual City of Dartmouth Book and Writing Awards in 1994. The book has been reprinted twice, once in 2000 and again in 2006. Notably, it has been on the Nova Scotia bestseller list, inspired the play Strange Humours and is cited as a reference in many books and articles. Dr. Paul has received the Order of Canada and he is an acclaimed Mi’kmaw historian and Elder in the L’nu community. 

All are welcome to attend.

For more information on Dr. Daniel Paul visit