The lands within the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve have been home to the Mi’kmaq people for thousands of years. This region, known as the Kespukwitk region of lands where the Mi’kmaq traditionally lived, now includes the self governing Mi’kmaq communities of Bear River First Nation and Acadia First Nation. Artifacts, history, traditional arts and crafts can be seen at the Siputke Gallery in Liverpool and the Bear River First Nations Heritage and Cultural Centre. Kejimkujik National Park includes traditional Mi’kmaq waterways where stone carvings or petroglyphs have been found.
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