Mi’kmaw Language and Chief Noel Doucette Award Winners

Each year, Mikmaw Kina’matnewey awards two students from each community and two grade 4 graduates from ESK immersion school with these awards. Chief Noel Doucette Award The Chief Noel Doucette award is an award created by the Board of Directors in memory of Chief Noel Doucette, the first Chairperson of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and a strong advocate for Mi’kmaw education and the preservation of the Mi’kmaw language and culture. … Read more

Pieridae Bursary Winners

Pieridae Energy, in partnership with KMKNO, offered bursaries of $2500 to graduating students in each community. The winners were chosen by community leadership and MK helped facilitate the delivery of awards. Congratulations to all winners! Acadia Ella Stevens and Keegan Beazley Annapolis Valley First Nation Rachel Peterson Bear River Karlee Peck and Abigail Meuse Glooscap … Read more

School and Community News – Sipekne’katik

Story and photos submitted by Sharon Culbertson The end of this crazy school year has finally arrived.  It has been quite the year starting with in-class learning, then students going back online to complete their virtual classes, then being told that our school year will be ending a couple of weeks early due to Covid numbers, and … Read more

School and Community News – We’koqma’q

Students in We’koqma’q celebrated the end of the school year by honouring all Residential School survivors and those who didn’t make it home. Tiny Cremo & Phyllis Googoo began the day with the 7 Direction Prayer & Smudging. This was followed by the Honor Song & Singing ‘Forgiveness’. After the gathering there was rock painting … Read more

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey department updates

Early Childhood Education Miranda Bernard has delivered educational, special needs and cultural resources to all the Kindergarten programs in all of our MK Communities. All the K4 programs have cultural resources that include an Indigenous library, book shelf, Seven Sacred Teachings classroom rug, tipi, waltes with blankets,  Ji’kmaqns, drums with drum sticks, headbands and smudge … Read more

Notice for Educators

Dear Educators, First, thank you for all that you have done to support our students throughout this very challenging school year. Your dedication to our students, and to teaching and learning is admirable. As you may have heard, in the 2021-2022 school year, our grade 7 students will be participating in a pilot of our … Read more

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey wins Governor General’s Innovation Award

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey was chosen as one of six recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Innovation Awards. The Rideau Hall Foundation announced the recipients of the sixth annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards on May 4th. These awards recognize and celebrate exceptional Canadian individuals, teams and organizations for their excellence in innovation and their contributions to helping shape our future … Read more

Staying Well Through the Third Wave

This past month has been challenging for everyone and we asked our staff to let us know how they are coping with the latest round of restrictions. Check out some of their responses! Janean Marshall Miranda Bernard Allan Mackenzie Kim MacKinnon James Young Julien Strasfeld Shara Johnson Bette Yetman

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey program updates

Assessment Over the past year, our Assessment Coordinator Sheldon Googoo has been working with a team of educators to develop a grade 7 literacy assessment that is culturally relevant. For more information on the assessment, check out the information sheet below. Literacy Numeracy Kyla Bernard has been keeping in contact with teachers regularly and participating … Read more