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Robinson2009. Three of Canada’s First Nations. Mi’kmaq – ‘my brothers’. Occupied lands in present day PEI, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick. Lived near water in the summer and away from it during the winter. Mi’kmaq – ‘my brothers’. Mi ’ kmaq government was arranged into 7 districts.

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Robinson 2009

Robinson2009

Three of Canada’s First Nations


Mi kmaq my brothers

Mi’kmaq – ‘my brothers’

  • Occupied lands in present day PEI, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick.

  • Lived near water in the summer and away from it during the winter


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Mi’kmaq – ‘my brothers’

  • Mi’kmaq government was arranged into 7 districts.

  • Each district had a local leader (Saqamaw)

  • The Saqamaw for each district would be the communities representative for the Grand Council


Anishinabee the original people

Anishinabee – ‘the original people’

  • Also known as Ojibwe or Chippewa (they do not like this term, as it was given to them by the early French settlers.


Anishinabee the original people1

Anishinabee – ‘the original people’

Organized into to clans called Dodems. Each Dodem had a different responsibility in the community.

Responsibilities include: Leadership, Teaching/scholarship, policing, community needs (i.e. – housing), defense, spiritual needs.


Haudenosaunee people of the longhouse

Haudenosaunee – people of the longhouse

  • Also known as Iroquois, but they do not like this name as it was given to them by the early French fur traders.

  • The confederacy was comprised of 6 nations: Cayuga,Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora

  • They spoke different languages but all accepted The Great Law of Peace.


Haudenosaunee the people of the longhouse

Haudenosaunee – The People of the Longhouse

  • Government – Fifty men sat on the Grand council as chiefs, or Hoyaneh, but they were selected by the Clan mothers.

  • The Clan mothers had the ability to remove a Hoyaneh if he was not meeting expectations.


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