Government of Canada Contributes To Mikmaq Nation of Gespeg
Under the terms of a partnership and contribution agreements signed earlier with Parks Canada, the Mi'kmaq Nation of Gespeg will conduct a market and feasibility study in the creation of a Mi'kmaq cultural interpretation site at Penouille, in Forillion Nation Park in the Gaspe Peninsula area of Quebec. In March 2009, as part of the Action on the Ground program, Forillon National Park received $4.6 million in funding to protect, maintain and showcase the biological and historical diversity of the Penouille sector. Some $417,500 of the total amount was set aside to showcase Mi’kmaq culture, and $52,500 of this was allocated to the Gespeg Mi’kmaq Nation. This partnership with the Gespeg community will help showcase Mi’kmaq traditions and values in Forillon National Park and will offer an enriching experience to its many visitors.