Mi’kmaq, also spelled Micmac, the largest of the Native American (First Nations) peoples traditionally occupying what are now Canada’s eastern Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) and parts of the present U.S. states of Maine and Massachusetts. 6 дней назад
The Union of Nova Scotia Indians tribal council represents the five First Nation communities within Cape Breton (We’koqma’q, Wagmatcook, Membertou, Eskasoni, and Chapel Island First Nations ) along with Acadia First Nation on the Mainland.
Because it is plural, the word Mi’kmaq always refers to more than one Mi’kmaw person or to the entire nation.
un micmac (mik-mak): an intrigue, a scheme, or a secret practice with a guilty–or seemingly guilty–aim.
Transcript. NARRATOR: Although the community traces its roots back to at least the 1700s, many of its members were assimilated, often through marriage into the Catholic church, which became the predominant religion of Mi ‘ kmaq people.
Qalipu Mi ‘ kmaq First Nation, which includes Mi ‘ kmaq from all across Newfoundland, stands to become the largest First Nation band in Canada with more than 104,000 applicants for membership since 2008. Qalipu, which means “caribou” in Mi ‘ kmaq, is a “new” band, having been officially established in 2011.
The settlers whose descendants became Acadians primarily came from the southwestern and southern regions of France, historically known as Occitania, while some Acadians are also descended from the Indigenous peoples of the region.
The Micmacs of eastern Canada and the northeastern corner of the United States (who prefer the phonetic spelling Mi’kmaq ) first appeared in their homeland approximately ten thousand years ago. They call the region Mi’kma’ki.
Mi ‘ kmaq are among the original inhabitants of the Atlantic region in Canada, and inhabited the coastal areas of Gaspé and the Maritime Provinces east of the Saint John River.
Like most hunter-gatherer peoples, the Mi ‘ kmaq had shamans, religious specialists, who lived among them. These individuals, called puoin, had the power to cure ills (and to cause them), and they were relied upon to interpret the spiritual world to the people.
Mi’kma’ki – Mi’kmaw Homeland Mi’kma’ki was divided into seven districts: Kespukwitk, Sipekni’katik, Eskikewa’kik, Unama’kik, Epekwitk aq Piktuk, Siknikt, and Kespek.
The Mi ‘ kmaq Creation Story describes how life began for all things. Level 2 The Sun creates life and gives us our Shadows. The shadows reflect the identities, characteristics and spirits of ancestors. The Shadows are the joining of earth, matter, and the blood of human life.