Students in N.S. to acknowledge Mi'kmaq territory through daily statement

Nova Scotia students will start hearing more about the deep-rooted connection the Mi'kmaq people have to the province beginning in September.

A motion unanimously approved by Halifax Regional School Board recently will implement the reading of a statement each morning acknowledging traditional territory.

A school board member says the statement will say, ``We acknowledge that we are in Mi'kma'ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people.''

Mi'kmaq elder Daniel Paul says he believes increased education around the history of Indigenous people is the key to moving towards reconciliation.