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Traditional Governance

Mi'kmaw search keywords

  • Miꞌkmaꞌki
  • L'nu / Lnu
  • Miꞌkmaw Grand Council / Santé Mawiómi
  • wampum belt
  • petroglyphs
  • Mi'kmaw hieroglyphics
  • Glooscap / Klooscap
  • Peace and Friendship Treaties
  • Wabanaki Confederacy
  • Grand Chief Membertou
  • Grand Chief Sylliboy
  • Marshall Decision

For a list of Mi'kmaw communities and First nations and their variant spellings, see here.

Modern communities in Mi'kma'ki

Accessed from NAIG.


Map of Mi'kma'ki. Accessed from NAIG.

Featured Resources

Film and Video

"In this feature-length documentary, Indigenous filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'kmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. The film provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'kmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights."