Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Trivia
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A “mikjikj” always carries her:
Question 1 Explanation:
Turtles are always at home.
A “leister” is a:
Birch bark megaphone for moose calls
Snare used to catch rabbit and partridge
Three pronged fishing spear
Question 2 Explanation:
A “Leister” is an English term for a traditional fishing spear. All three answers are traditional tools of a Mi’kmaw hunter.
Mi’kmaq use splints pounded out of ash or poplar wood to weave baskets. These thin strips of wood are also sculpted into another popular form:
Question 3 Explanation:
Flowers make good use of spare wood shavings.
According to legend, during a contest of power the Creator sent a wind so strong that it took out Kluskap’s hair. Kluskap didn’t know until:
It came out in his hands
He saw his reflection in the lake
He watched it blow away
Question 4 Explanation:
The Creator sent a wind so swift and hard, Kluskap didn’t feel his hair come out until it fell into his hands.
It is safe to keep an “apli’kmuj” as a pet:
Question 5 Explanation:
Many people keep rabbits as pets.
If you are a “Kwitn”, you are probably:
Sliding over the snow
Question 6 Explanation:
“Kwitn,” a Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe is a sturdy and agile watercraft.
The Mi’kmaq have a written language system since before Contact with Europeans, true or false?
Question 7 Explanation:
The Mi’kmaq have used a system of hieroglyphics, particularly for religious texts, for centuries. Whether the hieroglyphics representations (i.e. memory aids), but words that can be used to write unique phrases. The first recording of hieroglyphics is in 1677 by a Jesuit priest named Chrestien Le Clercq in the Mi’kmaw community of Nipisiguit along the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. The Mi’kmaw system of hieroglyphics was used to translate numerous religious texts and these texts along the syllabaries can still be found in families and in some museum collections. The use of the hieroglyphics, however, does not change the fact that Mi’kmaw culture is primarily an oral culture in that histories, stories, and everyday life were anchored in conveying knowledge through speaking rather than writing.
The traditional Mi’kmaw dwelling is:
Question 8 Explanation:
Mi’kmaw wigwams are constructed in a conical shape and covered in birch bark.
If you’re speaking, and a Mi’kmaw is saying “e’e”, he or she is:
Clearing his throat
Agreeing with you
Wanting you to hurry up
Question 9 Explanation:
e’e: “yes”. In a conversation, it means a Mi’kmaw is in agreement with you, or understands your point of view.
You’re most likely to see an “amaljikwej” in:
Question 10 Explanation:
Raccoons are clever and adaptable creatures, adjusting well to city life. Remember the next time you’re cleaning up after one; that he thinks you live in his back yard.
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