Very exciting news. The restoration of St. Anne’s Church at Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation is underway. The photos taken by Elder John R. Prosper show that work has begun on the steeple. The pews have been removed to the sanctuary and supporting pillar and new floor boards installed. To keep the momentum going, HARP has initiated two ways you can help. Purchase the joint memoir by Elder John R. Prosper and Settler Dorothy A. Lander through the HARP website (https://www.harppublishing.ca/books/mikmaw-fiddler-joe-marble-plays-to-st-anne/
or purchase in Antigonish at The Curious Cat Tea and Books or Antigonish 5c to $1 on Main Street. Proceeds from the sale of these books and also the Used Books in the Curious Cat go toward the St. Anne’s Church Restoration Fund. To date, the St. Anne’s Church Restoration Fund has reached less than half the funds needed to restore this beautiful heritage church, which is the spiritual home for the Mi’kmaw People in northern Nova Scotia.