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or Mic·mac  (mĭk′măk′)
n. pl. Mi'kmaq or Mi'k·maqs or Micmac or Mic·macs
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Maine, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec.
2. The Algonquian language of the Micmac.
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"AMI" is a three-way partnership consisting of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq First Nation, MJardin Group, Inc.and the Halef Group.
A strong example is the Mi'kmaq story of How Glooscap Found Summer.
The Wabanaki are a confederation of five Algonkian-speaking Northeastern Native nations comprising the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik), Penobscot (Penawapskewi, or 'Eastern Abenaki'), Passamaquoddy (Pestomuhkati), and Western Abenaki.
Though it purports to be a romance set in Acadia in 1755, it is actually an impassioned novel of conscience exploring the disintegration of Mi'kmaq culture under the influence of European settlement.
On Canada Day, a crowd of Mi'kmaq and their supporters gathered at the base of the statue to decry Cornwallis as a perpetrator of genocide against Indigenous Peoples.
But some believe it has been overplayed for the tourist industry and other settlers should also be recognised, not least Nova Scotia's native Mi'kmaq population who were cleared from their land.
LAST YEAR, the Knowledge Keepers I of Mi'kma'ki and Cape Breton University worked together to offer a course about Indigenous Mi'kmaq history, culture and knowledge --designed and delivered by the Knowledge Keepers themselves.
Focusing on contemporary perspectives of Mi'kmaq and their non-Mi'kmaw allies, who have worked with, experienced and lived with the treaties at various times over the last fifty years, the seventeen articles comprising "Living Treaties" are by authors who have had personal experiences contesting the Crown's version of the treaty story, or have been rebuilding the Mi'kmaq and their nation with the strength of their work from their understandings of Mi'kmaw history.
Vulcan said it is grateful to all the stakeholders including the community liaison committee, Morian Resources, MODG, the Mi'kmaq people and the people of Nova Scotia.
John Joe Sark, a member of the Mi'kmaq Nation traditional government, is petitioning the federal government to change the name of the Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst historic site near Charlottetown, saying it's an insult that a national park in Prince Edward Island is named for a military general who wanted to kill Aboriginal people with smallpox.
Their mission was to establish colonies for France in the territories of the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Abenaki and Passamaquoddy (8) Denys' writings depict the time of early, but sustained, European incursions and settlement into long occupied Indigenous territories.