We are pleased to share the Library Archives Canada website which covers the Mi’kmaq under the Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement.
Visit this site to learn more about Mi’kmaq customs, history, traditional ways of daily living, and culture.
Content available on the site include: The Mi’kmaq Creation Story (condensed), First Arrivals from Europe, Treaties and War, Starvation, Mi’kmaq Today (incomplete, certainly needs more content), Food, Shelter Transportation, Education, Language, Religion (spirituality), and Arts and Crafts.
There are also five different crafts under the activities tab that are attributed to the Mi’kmaq. These activities offer step by step instruction on how to create the following:
1. Birch Bark Container
2. Hand Drum and Beater
3. Porcupine Quill Style Bracelet
4. Woven Bulrush Mat
5. Woven Paper Basket
The content is kid friend and suitable for upper elementary and middle school.