Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, Nova Scotia, the room was filled to capacity, there was not an empty chair to be filled, and more had to be brought in. Many friends were in the audience and I met many more. What a wonderful memory was made!
The above images capture the essence of my latest Travel by Ancestry trip to Nova Scotia, Canada and the three strands of the sweetgrass braid (shown in the picture on the right) represent the three aspects of family study represented on the dna-genealogy-history website: the genetic (DNA), the relationships (genealogy) and the oral tradition (history). Portrayed in the above image are a hand-crafted rattle made from raw-hide and wood and a sweetgrass braid, bound by red ties on each end. Sweetgrass is essential to the Native smudging tradition in Mi'kma'ki; its scent is honey-sweet and the blades of grass are soft and shiny.