Mi’kmaq First Nations celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of St. Anne’s Mission at their annual gathering at Potlotek (Chapel Island) Cape Breton — one of the oldest Roman Catholic sites in Canada and recognized as a place of national historic significance. Saint Anne has been the recognised
Mi’kmaq patron saint since 1629–30. It was also four hundred years since the baptism of Mi’kmaq Chief
Membertou in 1610. But Potlotek is considered a sacred site beyond the Christian context, because it held significant historical and cultural meanings in Mi’kmaq history. (Photo: Chapel Island, Cape Breton. Wikipedia Creative Commons).