The new nature pathway located at the MARC is called Panikiskiaq (pronounced phonetically as Ban-ee-gis-gee-okh) which means "Sun Beams Through" in mi'kmawi'simk.
Through collaboration between Shawn Feener, the Traditional Knowledge Holder, and Carson Tarnasky, the Artist, eight carved stone boulders representing local flora and fauna have been installed along the walking trails at the MARC. A map showing the location of the art pieces can be downloaded using this link: pdf Panikiskiaq Pathway Map (750 KB)
The art pieces encountered along this pathway encourage you to think critically about the earth and the beings that surround you. Each species you visit plays a key role in creating a healthy ecosystem for all within the surrounding forest. Without the existance of one species, the others would struggle to survive. Likewise, without the existance of any of these species, we would struggle to survive. This interconnectedness between the natural and human world is the heart of a Mi'kmaq concept known as Netukulimk. To the Mi'kmaq, Netukulimk was and is a way to survive off the land while maintaining the diversity, integrity, and productivity of mother earth.
The MARC is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity for over 12,000 years. We are in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and inceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.
Address: The MARC, 33 Leary Fraser Road, Dayspring