Turtle Grove Ceremony, December 6, 2016

On December 6, 2016, the 99th anniversary of the explosion in Halifax harbour, NiS+TS joined Millbrook First Nation elder Catherine Martin in commemorating the Mi’kmaq community of Turtle Grove. The community was destroyed by the blast and ensuing tsunami from the 1917 Explosion. In Martin’s words, the ceremony was an occasion “to honour those who have gone before us, especially those who died in the Halifax explosion, in Turtle Grove and everywhere.” With the bright sun shining, the ceremony took place on the Tufts Cove waterfront near École Shannon Park School, in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Please view this brochure produced by NiS+TS, “Walking the Debris Field – At Tufts Cove”, for more information on the Tufts Cove area through time.