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Mi’kmaw Introduction. Historical background. The Mi’kmaw nation has lived and occupied the area now known as the Atlantic Provinces. This area is known as the Mi’kma’ki. ∞ Archaeological findings- 10, 500 years ago. The Mi’kmaw lived according to their creator

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historical background
Historical background
  • The Mi’kmaw nation has lived and occupied the area now known as the Atlantic Provinces.
  • This area is known as the Mi’kma’ki. ∞ Archaeological findings- 10, 500 years ago.
  • The Mi’kmaw lived according to their creator
  • Their identity is directly linked to the land- culture, language and traditions.
mi kmaw homeland
Mi’kmaw Homeland
  • BRAINSTORM- what do we already know about the Mi’kmaw people.
  • Depend on land for sustenance
  • Nomadic people
  • They lived and travelled through the seven districts of the Mi’kma’ki
  • Travel was based on respect.
  • Grand council- local and district chiefs.
  • Beliefs and respect for all living things. (Kji’Niskam)
mi kma ki pre contact
Mi’kma’ki (pre-contact)
  • 7. Kespek (Last water)
  • 2. Epekwitk aq Piktuk (Lying in the water and The explosive place)
  • 1. Unama’kik (Mi’kmaw Territory)
  • 6. Siknikt (Drainage area)
  • 4. Sipeknikatik (Wild potato Area)
  • 3. Eskikewa’kik (Skin dressers area)
  • 5. Kespukwitk (Last Flow)