CLOSURE UPDATE: All branches of the Library will be closed until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow recommendations from all levels of government to determine if we need to extend this closure period. Please note that the ability to place holds has been deactivated during this period. This news post provides more information on our response to the situation, and will be kept up-to-date with any additional changes to Library service. 

Mi’kmaw History & Culture

Mi'kmaq History & Culture

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 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.

Reinvisioning Mi'kmaw Education

Mi'kmaw education is undergoing a revolution. Explore the dialogue about past experiences and future educational programs.

Mi'kmaw Children's Books

These children's books explore the history, wisdom, and beauty of Mi'kmaw culture.

Learning in Mi'kmaw

Improve your Tli’suti skills, or start learning this Algonquin language from the start.

Mi'kmaw Stories, Wisdom, and Traditional Ways

Explore traditional and contemporary voices in Mi'kmaw poetry, folklore, music, visual arts, and photography.

Voices of L'nu'k, the People

Share the personal triumphs and struggles of the L'nu'k through these recent biographies.
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