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Joe Mike Augustine

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Joseph Michael Augustine (March 16, 1911 – January 14,1995) was a native leader and historian of the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation. Born at Big Cove, Joseph Augustine moved as a youth to the Red Bank Reserve (now known as Metepenagiag), and learned the Mi'kmaq language, and many traditions from his father. He was a logger, trapper, basket maker, and ultimately a leader in the Metepenagiag community. He was elected as Chief (1952-54 and 1956-58) and Band Councillor (1960-64 and 1966-72). He later gained prominence for his discovery of the Augustine Mound and Oxbow National Historic Sites, a trove of artifacts dating back more than 3000 years. For his discovery he was awarded the 1988 Minister's Award for Heritage Joseph Augustine was the grandfather of Noah Augustine.  ( Wikipedia article )

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