Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Trivia

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Question 1
Who was the first Mi’kmaw to be baptized?
A
Kluskap
B
Grand Chief Jean Le Baptiste Cope
C
Grand Chief Membertou
Question 1 Explanation: 
Grand Chief Membertou, along with 21 members of his family, were baptized in A.D. 1610.
Question 2
The 1794 Jay Treaty allows Mi’kmaq to:
A
Cross the Canadian-United States border freely
B
Keep large game animals regardless of by-laws
C
Impose road taxes and highway tolls
Question 2 Explanation: 
The Jay Treaty allows the Mi’kmaq people to live and to work in the United States and Canada, and to cross the border freely with personal property.
Question 3
If you’re speaking, and a Mi’kmaw is saying “e’e”, he or she is:
A
Clearing his throat
B
Agreeing with you
C
Wanting you to hurry up
Question 3 Explanation: 
e’e: “yes”. In a conversation, it means a Mi’kmaw is in agreement with you, or understands your point of view.
Question 4
During most of the colonial period, the Mi’kmaq allied with the:
A
French
B
Scottish
C
British
Question 4 Explanation: 
Mi’kmaw people have historically had a good relationship with French settlers. The French were more interested in trading with the Mi’kmaq, and consequently more respectful of Mi’kmaq culture than were the British. The British came to settle Mi’kma’ki and displace the Mi’kmaq.
Question 5
The traditional Mi’kmaw dwelling is:
A
Igloo
B
Longhouse
C
Wigwam
Question 5 Explanation: 
Mi’kmaw wigwams are constructed in a conical shape and covered in birch bark.
Question 6
The Supreme Court’s 1999 ruling, the Marshall Decision, recognized the Mi’kmaw right to a moderate living by means of:
A
Tobacco sales
B
Fishing
C
Tourism
Question 6 Explanation: 
Donald Marshall Jr., a Mi’kmaw, was pronounced not guilty of the charges of fishing in violation of federal fishery regulations, based on the court’s recognition of Mi’kmaw treaty rights.
Question 7
In 1973, which community became the 12th Mi’kmaw band in Nova Scotia?
A
Membertou
B
Acadia
C
Pictou Landing
Question 7 Explanation: 
With more than 1,000 members, the Acadia First Nation is comprised of five reserves, which are located in various locations across southwest Nova Scotia.
Question 8
Ancient Mi’kmaw beliefs honour how many Creator figures?
A
Seven
B
One
C
Three
Question 8 Explanation: 
There is one Creator. Legends tell of many beings having various degrees of spiritual powers, but only one supreme Creator figure.
Question 9
If you are a “Kwitn”, you are probably:
A
Sliding over the snow
B
Cooking
C
Floating
Question 9 Explanation: 
“Kwitn,” a Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe is a sturdy and agile watercraft.
Question 10
If a Mi’kmaw bids you “Wela’lin,” your response should be:
A
You’re welcome
B
Thanks. You’re cute, too.
C
Good morning to you
Question 10 Explanation: 
Wela’lin means “thank you”. You could respond in Mi’kmaq with “weliaq”.
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