St. Anne’s Mission
July 29 - August 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Anne’s Mission will be from July 29th to August 2nd, 2021.
The Mi’kmaq have celebrated the annual feast of Saint Anne in Potlotek First Nation, Nova
Scotia, on a tiny island called Miniku since 1742.
• Saint Anne’s Mission has been recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada since 2002.
• The Mi’kmaq recognize Saint Anne as their Patron Saint since 1629.
• The Saint Anne's Mission is also a traditional meeting place for the Mi’kmaw Grand Council
(Sante Mawiomi) – They come together and discuss issues affecting the Mi’kmaw Nation. The
Grand Council (represents the 7 districts) and gives a yearly address on Sunday during the Saint
Grand Council and the Council for Potlotek First Nation are requesting that this year ‘s mission
attendees follow all necessary COVID-19 protocol regulations set out by the province. Phase 4 is
set to begin on July 14th.
The regulations for any kind of gathering, social or faith, will be set at 50% of the venue’s
capacity of 200. Thus, 100 people can attend mass while properly social distancing. The
gathering limit outside the venue is 250 individuals. Masks are mandatory at the indoor mass.
See the detailed St. Anne's Mission Schedule on Visit St. Peters by clicking "Learn More"