This year's provincial theme for African Heritage Month is Seas of Struggle: African Peoples From Shore to Shore.
On February 1st, 2023 at 3pm, the Council of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough passed the following motion;
AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH
SEAS OF STRUGGLE – AFRICAN PEOPLES FROM SHORE TO SHORE
THAT WHEREAS February is recognised internationally as African Heritage Month -a time to recognise and salute the many contributions and ongoing achievements of people of African Descent all over the world and;
WHEREAS we are in the 9th year of the International Decade for People of African Descent;
WHEREAS this year’s theme is “Seas of Struggle – African Peoples from Shore to Shore”;
THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Municipality of the District of Guysborough does hereby proclaim the month of February to be African Heritage Month in the Municipality. We encourage residents, businesses and community groups to participate in the activities and celebrations, and to take the opportunity to reflect on the story of Nova Scotia’s vibrant African Nova Scotian Community.
Council encourages all of MODG's residents to research, read and advance your knowledge on the history that has taken place; and encourage everyone, no matter your race, to become involved in discussions on how to better improve the quality of life, experiences and inclusiveness in our area. There are many resources available to learn about the history, starting with the provincial website of the Department of African Nova Scotian Affairs Home – African Heritage Month (bccnsweb.com)