There is so much to say and so many stories to tell about the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. This manual by no means presumes to tell it all. Rather we have tried to tell a little about a variety of aspects of Mi’kmaw life and history—past and present—and hope to instill an interest that will leave the reader wanting to explore the story of the Mi’kmaq a little further. It is a story of a people who have survived challenges and hardships and managed to maintain pride in their history and strong cultural values. It is a testament to the numerous contributions the Mi’kmaq have made to support and enhance the cultural mosaic we now call Nova Scotia.
The Mi’kmaq have always been here, are here today, and will continue to be here for millennia to come, sharing their stories and experiences. The title “Kekina’muek” is a Mi’kmaw word for “study” or “learn.” We hope all readers will enjoy our legacy, learn of our present-day life, and look forward to sharing a prosperous future with us.
321 page book
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq