The learning guide was developed in collaboration with a Mi’kmaw Advisory Committee to ensure that the activities provided are culturally relevant. The video, Wabanaki: People of the Dawn (Part One) provides a snapshot of the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia as revealed by the discovery of artifacts in the Mersey River area of Nova Scotia. It also begins to unravel the connection between the archaeological past and the lives of the Mi’kmaw as conveyed through oral history and traditions. The video gives us a glimpse of how the Mi’kmaq may have lived thousands of years ago and demonstrates the interconnectedness of the land and water with the lives of the Mi’kmaq.


  • Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Mi’kmaq Educators and Advisors from the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Community
  • Nova Scotia Department of Education


Government of Nova Scotia

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