SAQAMAW MI’SEL JOE, LL. D, CM, is the author of Muinji'j Becomes a Man and An Aboriginal Chief’s Journey. He has been the District Traditional Chief of Miawpukek First Nation since 1983, appointed by the late Grand Chief Donald Marshall. Mi’sel Joe is considered the Spiritual Chief of the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of Sylvester Joe, a Mi'kmaw guide who led him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island and whom he referred to only as "My Indian" in his journals. Now, Chief Mi’sel Joe and Sheila ... Read more
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