Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre - MELC is a tribute to Mi’kmaq Elders who generously share their knowledge on our traditional values and perspectives. MELC’s objective is to keep these teachings alive in our hearts and through our actions to pass on for the benefit of future generations.
The guiding principle directing MELC is the Mi’kmaq concept of Netukulimk–a Mi'kmaq word that means sustainability. It is about achieving community nutrition and economic well-being without jeopardizing our environment. Mi’kmaq resource management unites people with the plants, animals and the environment as a whole. MELC’s programs provide education and awareness, enabling us to share our cultural history and knowledge of natural resources.
The goals of MELC are to collect and preserve traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge on environmental sustainability, create and deliver educational programs to promote and share Mi’kmaq traditional knowledge, and partner with other groups sharing the desire to promote environmental sustainability for the benefit of future generations.
MELC provides education, leadership and sharing of ideas with groups that have a similar vision and objectives on sustainability, preservation and management.
We need input and knowledge from Elders eager to pass on their stories and experiences.We need partners that can help us meet our objectives and benefit from the experience and partnership. We need you.