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Indigenous tourism champion in Cape Breton – Cape Breton Post

Mary Louise Bernard recognized for work as interpreter

WAGMATCOOK, N.S. — A former First Nation chief has taken home an award for championing Indigenous tourism.

Mary Louise Bernard who led the Wagmatcook First Nation for eight years beginning in 1994, was honoured during the Nov. 23-24, Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism conference in Halifax.

Bernard took home the Indigenous Tourism Champion Award for her work as a Parks Canada interpreter.

Through the federal agency, Bernard developed a Mi’kmaq legend into an interpretive program offered during the visitor season at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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