Naturalizing & Indigenous Landscaping

Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre

Nova Scotia

This project was completed in association with Lundholm Associates Ltd., a leading museum architecture firm based in Toronto in the preparation of an interpretive strategy and site plan for this proposed $14,000,000 facility. The Debert-Belmont archaeological sites provide evidence that Mi’Kmaw people lived at the foot of the glaciers during the Paleo Period approximately 11,000 years ago. They hunted giant beaver, caribou and other, now extinct, animal species. The plan provides protection of the sites, artifacts and approaches to interpreting early human life in North America. Part of the plan calls for the recreation of a Paleo Landscape display.