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

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

School and community news – Sipekne’katik

Story submitted by Sharon Culbertson, A.Ed., B.A., M.Ed.Acting Vice Principal At LSK our first concern is for the physical and mental well-being of our staff and students. With that being said, our community has decided that it would be best for our students to return to on-line learning. This process began on Tuesday, April 27th. … Read more

School and community news – ABMHS

During the month of April, students at ABMHS continued the process of traditionally tanning beaver hides. During the first semester, students in Rita Gould’s Mi’kmaq Studies course thinned, pickled, oiled, and sanded smooth two kopit hides, with the intention of making hats. The last step in this process, prior to actually sewing them into hats, … Read more

Red Road Mawio’mi

On Saturday March 20th, the Red Road Project held a Mawio’mi and virtual Powwow. The event, which was held in Halifax for participants who pre-registered, was also open to everyone across the Atlantic Provinces online. They had an amazing lineup of drummers and dancers who participated in person and online. The event was originally scheduled … Read more

Maple Tree Tapping at LSK school

We had some beautiful weather during the month of March and it was perfect for maple tree tapping. The cold nights and warm days made for perfect conditions to collect the sap. The students from grades 5-8 were taken out on their new school trail by their teacher Greg Marr. Under the guidance and with … Read more

Supporting our students – Post-Secondary advisors hired across the province

A new initiative began this year with the hiring of Post-Secondary advisors for our communities across the province. One of the gaps that our community Education Directors noticed over the years was the need to have someone dedicated to supporting our students after they leave high school. Although most Post-Secondary institutions have Indigenous Student Advisors, … Read more

School and Community News – ABMHS

50+ students sing in 4 languages in the spirit of reconciliation Story submitted by Carter Chaisson On behalf of Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, First Nation, Nova Scotia, I’m excited to share with you our brand new song and video – Ancient and Forever. Ancient and Forever is a song by Nova Scotian musical … Read more