The People: Mi'kmaw History, Culture and Heritage
The Mi'kmaq lived in Canada long before the country even got its name. Before Europeans arrived, they lived in homes called wigwams and hunted and fished throughout the Maritime provinces, living off and giving back to the land. They enjoyed storytelling, drumming, and dancing within their tightknit communities.
In L'nuk: the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada, First Nations educator Theresa Meuse traces the incredible lineage of today's Mi'kmaq people, sharing the fascinating details behind their customs, traditions, and history. Discover the proper way to make Luski (Mi'kmaw bread), the technique required for intricate quillwork and canoebuilding, what happens at a powwow, and how North America earned its Indigenous name, Turtle Island.
Includes informative sidebars, highlighted glossary terms, recommended reading, a historic timeline, index, and over 60 fullcolour historical and contemporary images.
About this Author
Born and raised in the Bear River First Nation community, Theresa Meuse is a First Nations educator and advisor. She is the author of The Sharing Circle, and has contributed articles to the Mi'kmaq Anthology (volumes 1 and 2) and the book L'sitkuk: The Story of the Bear River Mi'kmaw Community. Theresa lives in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia.
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