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The Mikmaq-A Way Of Life
The Mi'kmaq-A Way Of Life Mikmaq was the spelling of a tribe of Indians that had first contact with European explorers in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Through the years, the name has been changed to what we know today as Mic Mac. The word Mikmaq derives from the word nikmak, which means my kin-friends or allies. The rich and descriptive Mikmaq language was a member of the Algonkin family. Although every Mikmaq can understand each other, the dialect varies between bands. For examp...

The Marshall Decision
The Marshall Decision Who: Donald Marshall (a Mikmaq fisherman), Native and non-native fisherman, Supreme Court of Canada and Herb Dhaliwal (minister of Fisheries and ocean). Where: Burnt Church, Miramichi Bay Issue: Donald Marshall, a mikmaq fisherman took a case to the Supreme Court of Canada arguing that a treaty from 1760 gave him aboriginal fishing rights and he won the trail justifying three conviction he had on fishing with out a license, fishing off season and fishing with illegal nets. ...