Mi’kmaw basket-maker and Second World War veteran Noel Abraham ‘Abe’ Smith died at age ninety-two in
Windsor (b. in Berwick, 1917). In 1991, he was featured with his wife, Rita, in a National Film Board film called Kwa’nu’te that profiled the artistry and skill of their basket-making. Rita (1918–1996) was the past president of the former Mi’kmaq Arts and Crafts Society, and was the first chief of Horton Mi’kmaw community (1984) — later known as Glooscap. She was also a founding Chief of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq.