Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Trivia
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The traditional Mi’kmaw dwelling is:
Question 1 Explanation:
Mi’kmaw wigwams are constructed in a conical shape and covered in birch bark.
During the colonial period, Mi’kmaw men and women wore these items of clothing as special to Mi’kmaw culture:
Embellished waistcoats, feathered headdresses and peaked caps
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.
If you are a “Kwitn”, you are probably:
Sliding over the snow
Question 3 Explanation:
“Kwitn,” a Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe is a sturdy and agile watercraft.
The Supreme Court’s 1999 ruling, the Marshall Decision, recognized the Mi’kmaw right to a moderate living by means of:
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.
The 1794 Jay Treaty allows Mi’kmaq to:
Cross the Canadian-United States border freely
Impose road taxes and highway tolls
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.
A “matues” is an animal you should never:
Stand in front of
Question 6 Explanation:
Porcupines have sharp barbed quills, which can be painful and difficult if they get lodged in skin.
In 1841 Grand Chief John Denny Jr. was born. Denny was to become the last hereditary Mi’kmaw Grand Chief to:
Acquire his title by succeeding his father
Allow squatters to buy Mi’kmaq land
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.
Eskasoni’s Lee Cremo gained international acclaim for playing which instrument?
Question 8 Explanation:
The fiddle. Lee Cremo won “Best Bow are in the World”, at the World Fiddle Championship in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mi’kmaw language is part of which language family?
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.
Ancient Mi’kmaw beliefs honour how many Creator figures?
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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