First Nations Storytellers provides authentic Indigenous experiences in Greater Saint John to foster an understanding of Indigenous culture. Discover the local Wolastoqi and Mi’kmaq history from a unique Indigenous point of view.
Indigenous influence in the Saint John area is largely overlooked. Prior to the establishment of Canada’s oldest incorporated city, a flourishing culture already existed, the Wolastoqiyik.
Prior to the establishment of Canada’s oldest incorporated city, Saint John, a flourishing Nation existed in the area already. Learn about how they lived along the “beautiful and bountiful river” in balance with nature and how it was integral to their movement around the region and province.
The Mi’kmaq people of the Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland flourished in the land Mi’kma’ki. From their winter hunting grounds inland to the summer shores and even into the ocean, they built a Nation by living in balance with nature. Explore how this balance may have looked and why it is a desirable goal to achieve today.
We want to make it easy for you to book your clients on one of our experiences, or we can customize one for your group of 10 or more people.
Dave will share moments and learnings of his journey as he reclaims his culture.
Dave Smith, General Manager & Storyteller
Dave has 20+ years of experience in customer service. He is passionate about regenerative ecology and reclaiming his culture through learning and sharing with you on one of our experiences.
Gail Bremner, Business Development
For over 25 years, Gail Bremner has been a prominent figure in Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry. She is well known and respected regionally, nationally, and internationally.
First Nations Storytellers recognizes and affirms that we operate on the unceded and unsurrendered ancestral lands of the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati and Mi’kmaq, respectively known as Wolastokuk, Peskotomuhkatik and Mi’kmaki. These lands are covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship first signed with the British Crown in 1725, and then recognized and affirmed by Canada in section 35 of the Constitution Act of 1982. We invite you to learn about these agreements and how they protect the livelihood and cultural practices of the original inhabitants of this land you call home.