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



This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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