Mikmaq


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Noun1.Mikmaq - a member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of CanadaMikmaq - a member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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DFO will remain the owner of the new breakwater as well as most of the refurbished wharf for the docking of roughly 20 fishing and sea farming vessels, many of which are owned by the Mikmaq community.
Mikmaq representatives set eel traps as part of a protest to a natural gas storage project.
The series of interactive workshops included the Canadian Red Cross RespectED on Bullying, the Calgary John Howard Society on Youth Drug Impact, MiKmaq on Youth Leadership, and the Alex on Healthy Sexual Decision Making.
See Henderson, "Inheritances", supra note 11 at 18 (in an attempt to reject state imposed criminal process in the Mikmaq Compact of 1752, the Mikinaq restricted the application of colonial law to the civil arena, thereby retracting earlier consent tu English criminal law).
41) The Mikmaq tribal society in Canada submitted a communication to the UNHRC under the Optional Protocol to the ICCPR claiming that its rights to self-determination and to take part in the conduct of public affairs had been violated.
Putting recent, rich scholarship on first nations to good use, Faragher emphasizes the "intercultural conversation" between French and Mikmaq (6).
Antipathy between the British and the French already was legendary, and the Acadians flouted convention by declaring neutrality and claiming common law rights, as well as recognizing close kinship and alliance with the native Mikmaq.
See also "The burden of language in the Mikmaq case" Globe & Mail (6 October 1999) A14; "The Supreme Court all at sea" Globe & Mail (5 October 1999) A14.
For almost 50 years, the status of Mikmaq people in Newfoundland has been in question, but with the recent release of a report from the Canadian Human Rights Commission, some light may be shed on their plight.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being translated into many national and local languages, including recently the Mikmaq indigenous language.
Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a five-year tripartite funding agreement with the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Mikmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI).