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

Orange Shirt Day Contest

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, in partnership with Treaty Education Nova Scotia, is holding a contest for a new design for Orange Shirt Day 2021. Check out the poster for more details!

Mi’kmaw Language and Culture team update

Two networking sessions were held with Mi’kmaw language teachers over the past few weeks. One was held in the mainland and the other at the cultural centre in Eskasoni. As always, teachers truly enjoy being able to come together and gather as a group. Teachers at ESK & Wagmatcook had PD with Beverly Jeddore for … Read more

Atlantic Canada First Nation Help Desk update

We have been launching Nelson’s Edwin digital learning platform with our MK schools. This initiative is currently for grades 5-9, and grade 10 is coming. Edwin digital learning ecosystem gives you curriculum-linked resources, interactive tools, and curated collections to keep your classroom connected. It works with Google Classroom and promotes differentiated instruction and student centered learning. … Read more

Academic Services update

Numeracy Mrs. Patterson grade 2 classroom at EEMS are enjoying the Play and Learn app in their classroom.  Students are engaged with mathematics that covers many topics in grade 2 such as, pictographs, addition and subtraction, place-value, measurement, geometry, & patterning.  The interactive IOS app also includes teacher tools ready to use.   The primary … Read more

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