Abegweit Cemetery Project/Healing Garden

The objectives of the proposed Abegweit Commemoration Project are focused on establishing a place on the Scotchfort reserve for Abegweit First Nation members to respect their beliefs and traditions within their own community when a loved one or family member passes away. The project's primary objectives are as follows:

-   to establish a cemetery on the Scotchfort reserve to allow Abegweit First Nation community members to have a place to lay their loved ones to rest in accordance with their beliefs and traditions;

-    to enable Abegweit First Nation community members to bring their loved ones home, including a number of veterans, from their current places of rest which are located in cemeteries outside of their home community;

-     to commission and erect a memorial cenotaph for Abegweit First Nation veterans who cannot be returned home; and

-     to create a building or enclosed space, to host ceremonies, celebrations, or related events near the cemetery


Latest update

November 10, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada and Canadian Heritage issued their notice of determination https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/136685 and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Abegweit Cemetery Project/Healing Garden - November 10, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - September 11, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Indigneous Services Canada
Sarah Gloade, Environment Officer
PO BOX 160
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z3
Telephone: 1-800-567-9604
Fax: 902-661-6237
Email: aadnc.paeat-erpat.aandc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Scotchford IR 4 (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Abegweit First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Heritage
    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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