Language Camp now open to the public!

Indian Head First Nation (IHFN) and the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research & Restoration Association (MHRRA) are hosting a free Mi’kmaw Language Camp, to be held at the People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre in St. George’s from August 1st to 5th. With instruction provided by Dr. Bernie Francis, Curtis Michael, April Maloney and Simon Francis, this is a great opportunity to learn the basics of Mi’kmaw. Local language apprentices Marcella Williams and Shane Snook will also be assisting.

Classes are now open to the public, whether they are status or non-status, but space is limited. Please contact Chief Charlie White (709-643-4423) to sign up, which will be done on a first come, first served basis. Details may be found on the attached poster, which you can also download and print to share. Some snacks and meals will be provided, with graduation to occur at the end of the day on Monday, August 5th.

Want to learn Mi’kmaw?

IHFN is proud to offer its members the opportunity to take part in a Mi’kmaw Language Camp! Facilitated by the Mi’kmaw Heritage Research and Restoration Association, this free series will provide 40 members with a basic introduction to the Mi’kmaw language.

For more details, check out the event listing on our community calendar! This event runs from August 1–5, 2019 and registration is open, so contact Chief Charlie White soon if you are interested! (See the calendar for contact details.)

UPDATED JULY 18! Details have changed, so be sure to check out the above link to our calendar for the latest info!

Mi’kmaq Books on Display at Kindale Library

Mi'kmaq Books at Kindale Library
A selection of books by and about Mi’kmaq are on display at Kindale Library in anticipation of Aboriginal Day, June 21st.

Kindale Library in Stephenville presently has a display of books related to Mi’kmaq people and our culture. There are books for all ages, and include stories written in the Mi’kmaw language—a perfect opportunity to learn more about where we come from, and to regain some of the knowledge we have lost. This display has been put together in anticipation of Aboriginal Day, which is on June 21st. Check them out!

If you’d like to purchase any of these books, you can find many of them online at sites like Amazon and Indigo. Alternatively, check out the selection on the website of author Dorothy Stewart. She provides links to where you can purchase books, and a portion of each sale will go to her. Some books may even be freely available for downloading Finally, you can also check out Nimbus Publishing, which has a section on Mi’kmaq books.