Ancestors Live Here
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– Mi’kmaw Elder Murdena Marshall
Mi’kma’ki is a vast area. Its diverse landscapes, seascapes, rivers, plants, animals, fish, rocks, and islands are inseparable from Mi’kmaw people, language, stories, history and spirit.
Look around you. Understand that the rivers were our highways, travelled by birchbark canoes. Smell the sweetgrass we cultivated in certain places. Notice the Mi’kmaw place names: Cobequid (We’kopekwitk, meaning “as far as the water will flow”), Caribou (qalipu, meaning “to shovel”) and Shubenacadie (Si~kepene’katik, meaning “wild potato area”).
Click on any of the place names on this page to see and hear more about Mi’kma’ki.