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Mi’kmaw History & Culture

Mi'kmaq History & Culture

Mawita’jik 2020: A Virtual Cultural Showcase

Please enjoy a sampling of traditional drumming, dancing, and storytelling as part of this year’s Mawita’jik celebration.

Kepmite'tmnej, Mi'kmaw Honour Song: Raymond Sewell

Raymond Sewell has shared his version of the Mi’kmaq Honour Song in celebration of Indigenous History Month.

National Indigenous History Month: A Virtual Experience

HRM, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, the Library, and community have compiled a collection of Indigenous teachings, videos, and stories.

Recent Arrivals in the Mi'kmaw Collection

Explore these recent releases celebrating Mi'kmaw authors, artists and culture.

Honour and Remember: MMIWG

These stories and resources honour and remember the spirits of over 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Mi'kmaw Community

Mi'kmaw communities are found throughout the Atlantic region. Explore resources reflecting the life, culture, and struggles of the Mi'kmaq.

Mi'kmaq History Month Reads

October is Mi'kmaq History Month. Learn about and reflect on Mi'kmaq history and culture.

Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey

Celebrate and honour Mi'kmaq History Month with these books for little ones in both English and Míkmawísimk.

The Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi'kmaq Poet

Read The Song of Rita Joe e-book on OverDrive, and in accessible formats on NNELS throughout October—no holds, no waitlists.

Mi'kmaq History Month - Official Website

L’nui’sultinej – Let’s Speak Mi’kmaw. Explore mikmaqhistorymonth.ca to find ways to get involved, discover events, and more.

Report: Reclaiming Power and Place

Access the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Raymond Sewell on the Power of Indigenous Music

The Drum Has a Heartbeat: Pipukwes Latto’law (Raymond Gilbert Sewell), discusses the meaning of Indigenous music in his life.

First Nations Circle at Central Library

Learn more about the history and symbolism behind the First Nations Circle at Halifax Central Library.

Peace and Friendship Treaties of Nova Scotia

Learn more about the eighteenth century agreements between the Mi'kmaq nation and Britain, their meaning, and read the Treaty of 1752.

All About Treaties

Read about the incredible history of Mi'kmaw treaties, treaty rights and self-government.

Where We Come From: Mi'kmaw History

Explore more than 10,000 years of Mi'kmaw history, from archaeological evidence in Debert through to today's active communities.
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