Master Cultural Apprentice Program

On a chilly fall weekend in the middle of October, Red Road alumni along with several teachers from across Mi’kma’ki attended the first of many workshops as part of the Master Cultural Apprentice program.  The goal of this Education Partnerships Program (EPP) is to help teachers from both MK schools and Provincial Public schools learning … Read more

New Executive Director Announced

The Board of Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey is very pleased to announce the selection of Blaire Gould as the new Executive Director. Blaire has been working as acting Executive Director over the past 2 months and was chosen as the successful candidate for the position of Executive Director on October 25th, 2019.   A life long resident of Eskasoni and a fluent … Read more

2019 Mi’kmaw Education Scholarship Winners

Tiffany Gould of We’koqma’q, Sarah Doucette of Membertou, Nicole Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Denny of Eskasoni are the four recipients of this year’s Sister Dorothy Moore Mi’kmaq Education Scholarship. The awards, valued at $1,500 each, were presented during the Treaty Day Celebration on Oct. 1st in Halifax, NS.   As a gesture of reconciliation during the … Read more

Nitap Day

One of our favourite parts of September is celebrating Nitap Day with all of our communities. This year, schools took part in some creative events to celebrate friendships. In Membertou school, the grade 8 students were paired up with the grade primary students for a digital scavenger hunt. The students had a list of tasks … Read more

L’nui’sultinej Conference a Huge Success

From May 15 – 17, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey hosted this year’s Mi’kmaw Language Conference in the community of Membertou for the first time, with over 500 participants in attendance.    L’nui’sultinej is a biennial conference which brings together Mi’kmaq people from across the Mi’kmaq Nation to look at education issues related to language preservation, enhancement and … Read more

L’nui’sultinej Kespukwitk 2019

In early April, a language retreat was held in Kespukwitk to celebrate the completion of the language classes taught by Beverly Jeddore throughout the year. All participants were invited to attend along with any interested community members in the hopes that the group will continue to grow. The entire community was very impressed with how much Mi’kmaw … Read more

United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages Celebration held in We’koqma’q!

On January 28th, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) celebrated the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Language with an exciting event in We’koqmaq, Nova Scotia.   A cultural gathering was held at the We’koqma’q Mi’kmaw School that focussed on promoting language through the creative arts. There was drumming and dancing, a feast, and the official screening of … Read more

2018 MK Sport Summit and Awards Banquet

The 2018 Sport Summit and Awards Banquet was held in Halifax from November 13 – 15. The annual event brings together community sport representatives, coaches, and athletes. During the 3-day event, participants take part in workshops and are provided with information about sporting opportunities across the province.  The highlight of the event is the awards … Read more