Kitchen Meeting Launch of The People’s Photo Album
On Dec. 13, 2018 The Casket reported on the Kitchen Meeting launch of The People’s Photo Album: A Pictorial Genealogy of the Antigonish Movement. The photo by reporter Sam Macdonald shows Deputy Warden Hughie Stewart presenting a copy of the Album on behalf of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish to John R. Prosper for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation. As Publishers and Editors of HARP Publishing, the People’s Press, Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole are grateful to Sam MacDonald and The Casket for highlighting Paqtnkek in this, the first publication of HARP Publishing. We think of John R. Prosper as the archivist for Paqtnkek as he contributed many of the photos to the Album, including the 1901 photo of his family on Brown’s Mountain before the government of Canada devised the reserve system. The baby in this photo, Mary Agnes Marshall, is John R. Prosper’s mother. John R. Prosper was the first unsung hero at the Kitchen Meeting, in recognition that the Antigonish Movement sprung from the land, from Mi’Kmaki.
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It was a wonderful night. Perhaps 120 people showed up, and we were delighted with the diversity – folk from all parts of the town and county and represesenting all our many cultures. You can view the album in the People’s Place, campus libraries, Heritage Museum, and three of our schools – all thanks to generous donations from the Coady Extension, the town and municipality, our credit union, the heritage board, and StFX Adult Ed department.
Do check it out to learn so much about our campus and community and the nearly 100 year history of the Antigonish Movement.