The Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre was established in 1973 when John Sark commissioned Mi’kmaq artist Michael Francis to paint murals depicting the Creations story on the wall of the Priest House at Lennox Island. The Priest House also exhibited a collection of artifacts donated by Dr. John Maloney and Hubert Sark, as well as many traditional photographs.
The Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre was officially opened on June 28, 2000, by the Honorable Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson. The centre has interpretive displays that explain the history, culture, language, spirituality and religion of the Mi’kmaq through to the present day. These displays, as well as the cultural centre’s artifacts and photographs, positively promote our history and customs. We also feature cross-cultural awareness programs and educational sessions.