Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Micmac.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An Aboriginal people residing in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Quebec, and in the U.S. cities of Boston and New York City.
  • proper n. The polysynthetic Eastern Algonquian language spoken by this people, closely related to Maliseet and Passamaquoddy.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Mi'kmaq people, language, or culture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the Algonquian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada

Etymologies

From Mi'kmaq Míkmaq. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I click on this article thinking the impossible, that there had been a movie made about the Mi'kmaq (anglicized Mic Mac) First Nation people of Eastern Canada, I thought maybe some British film maker did some research on british settlers in the area

    /Film UK - Alice in Wonderland and Micmacs Reviews, The New Monty Python Project Trailer, Minority Report and Much, Much More | /Film

  • So when asked by a parent about her curriculum, Mi'kmaq teacher Susan Leslie's reply that "We follow the fish," implied an interconnected curriculum in which the arts - dancing, carving, painting, drawing, singing, drama, sewing, writing or storytelling - not only expresses students' understandings but also provides the artistic methods of articulating as well as of assessing their understandings.

    C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: The Technology Connection

  • Seeley was a member of the First Nations People of Nova Scotia, known as the Mi'kmaq.

    October 2006 glimpses

  • ANNA MAE AQUASH (of the Mi'kmaq Nation from Nova Scotia, Canada) was a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who, in the 1970s, dedicated herself to defending the rights of Indigenous People.

    Sisters in The Struggle

  • I would also recommend (because I've interviewed the author and she was nice enough to give me a copy of the book) a children's book called The Sharing Circle: Stories about First Nations Culture by Theresa Meuse-Dallien of the Mi'kmaq First Nation, published by Nimbus Publishing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2003.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Teaching Young Children about Native Americans

  • The legends my mother borrowed from were usually Mi'kmaq teachings of Glooscap and she did this to hopefully create a respect for other's beliefs, heritage of the Canadian people, and of course nature.

    Big Fish

  • Mi'kmaq, Malisett and Passamaquoddy First Nations, and in effect all First Nations, have been told that treaty rights to their own land are restricted only to those uses in place at the time of treaty signing.

    Dawg's Blawg

  • The hereditary chief of the Mi'kmaq nation, Mr Stephen Augustine, will be assisting with the project and convey stories about the history of the First

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Canada's decisive connection with Europe originates with the peaceful encounter in 1604 -- almost 400 years ago -- between the Mi'kmaq Nation and a company of Frenchmen led by two dauntless explorers, Pierre Dugua des Monts and Samuel de Champlain.

    Canada, France and Europe: Is the Atlantic Ocean Shrinking?

  • The 16-year-old Mi'kmaq from the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia has myriad challenges: autism, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and a tendency to hurt himself.

    CBC | Top Stories News

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.