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Educational Links 

We all benefit from learning about Indigenous history, because if you are Canadian, it is your history too. Here are some resources that I have complied to help you start your own education journey. 

The Journey of the Mi'kmaq

Mi'kmaq history summed up into an easy to listen to 25 min video. This one is a must watch!

Mi'kmaq Educational Series

This 6 part series shows the life, customs and culture of the Mi'kmaq pre-contact.

Early Mi'kmaw Alliances

With Mi'kmaq MP Jaime Battiste

Treaty Education 

Mi'kmaq Nova Scotia. Link to educational video about Treaties. 

All Eyes on Mi'kma'ki

Mini documentary on launch of the Sipekne'katik's self regulated fishing industry.

The Facts Behind Mi'kmaq Fishing Rights

Article from APTN about Sipekne’katik's launch of the moderate livelihood fishery in Saulnierville, NS.

Peace and Friendship Treaties

Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative website. 

Canadian Encyclopedia

History of Indigenous People in Canada. Covers topics such as Residential Schools, reservations, 60's scoop etc. 

Teaching about the Mi'kmaw

Age specific learning resources, created for school aged children.

Free University Course on Indigenous People in Canada

Offered through University of Alberta. Link to registration.

Mi'kmaq History with Gerald Gloade

Live training on video

Treaty Education Nova Scotia

Great page to follow online or Facebook

United Nations Declaration

On the rights of Indigenous Peoples. This is dry reading but it is important to know Canada has signed onto these and legally has to abide by these regulations. 

Mi'kmaq Research Treaty History with Sakej Henderson

A brief history of the making of the Treaties, and why they are binding International obligations through the UN and Constitutional obligations of Canada.

Mi'kmaq Litigation History by Eric Zscheile

Talking about Treaties: how they were documents created by 2 parties, not just the British giving rights to the Mi'kmaq. Mi'kmaq made sure that these documents stated that future generations would always have the right to live as Mi'kmaq people. 

Mi'kmaq Litigation History by Bruce Wildsmith

Some key cases in the recognition of Treaty Rights above Provincial or Federal laws, protecting these as constitutional rights.

Below is a list of some books you could read as well. My #1 recommendation is the top of the list: We Were Not the Savages. It was such an informative book and the first one I had read that made our history make sense to me.

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