Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Trivia

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Question 1
The traditional Mi’kmaw dwelling is:
A
Igloo
B
Longhouse
C
Wigwam
Question 1 Explanation: 
Mi’kmaw wigwams are constructed in a conical shape and covered in birch bark.
Question 2
During the colonial period, Mi’kmaw men and women wore these items of clothing as special to Mi’kmaw culture:
A
Button blankets
B
Embellished waistcoats, feathered headdresses and peaked caps
C
Amauti and mukluks
Question 2 Explanation: 
Men’s and women’s clothing were richly embellished with beads and embroidery. As with many other eastern First Nations, traditionally, headdresses had feathers that stood up straight at the front of the headdress. The women’s peaked cap is unique to Mi’kmaw culture.
Question 3
If you are a “Kwitn”, you are probably:
A
Sliding over the snow
B
Cooking
C
Floating
Question 3 Explanation: 
“Kwitn,” a Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe is a sturdy and agile watercraft.
Question 4
The Supreme Court’s 1999 ruling, the Marshall Decision, recognized the Mi’kmaw right to a moderate living by means of:
A
Tourism
B
Fishing
C
Tobacco sales
Question 4 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 5
The 1794 Jay Treaty allows Mi’kmaq to:
A
Cross the Canadian-United States border freely
B
Impose road taxes and highway tolls
C
Keep large game animals regardless of by-laws
Question 5 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 6
A “matues” is an animal you should never:
A
Sniff
B
Pat
C
Stand in front of
Question 6 Explanation: 
Porcupines have sharp barbed quills, which can be painful and difficult if they get lodged in skin.
Question 7
In 1841 Grand Chief John Denny Jr. was born. Denny was to become the last hereditary Mi’kmaw Grand Chief to:
A
Acquire his title by succeeding his father
B
Allow squatters to buy Mi’kmaq land
C
Meet officials in traditional clothing
Question 7 Explanation: 
Mi’kmaw chiefs, whether governing under the provisions in the Indian Act or participating in the Grand Council of Mi’kmaw Chiefs, have since been elected to represent their people.
Question 8
Eskasoni’s Lee Cremo gained international acclaim for playing which instrument?
A
Drums
B
Fiddle
C
Tin flute
Question 8 Explanation: 
The fiddle. Lee Cremo won “Best Bow are in the World”, at the World Fiddle Championship in Nashville, Tennessee.
Question 9
Mi’kmaw language is part of which language family?
A
Iroquois
B
Algonquian
C
Salishan
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Algonquian language family is the largest in North America and includes numerous indigenous languages stretching from the easternmost shores of Mi’kma’ki to the territories of the Blackfoot and Plains Cree in Alberta to as far south as the state of South Carolina in the United States. Within the Algoniquian language family there are more than 40 languages.
Question 10
Ancient Mi’kmaw beliefs honour how many Creator figures?
A
One
B
Three
C
Seven
Question 10 Explanation: 
There is one Creator. Legends tell of many beings having various degrees of spiritual powers, but only one supreme Creator figure.
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