Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse FrancisNi'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse Francis

Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island

byJesse Francis, A.J.B. Johnston

Paperback | August 21, 2013

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  • Winner of APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award 
  • Winner of PEI Book Award for Non-fiction

This lavishly-illustrated book tells a story through words and images that has never before been told, not in any single book. The focus is entirely on the Mi'kmaq of the Island, an island which for thousands of years has been known to the Mi'kmaq and their ancestors as Epekwitk. That name means "cradle on the sea" and no more poetic description of PEI has ever been penned. The story of the PEI Mi'kmaq is one of adaptation and perseverance across countless generations in the face of pervasive change. Today's environment is far from what it was millennia ago. So too, the economy, society, lifestyle, language and religion of the people has witnessed some dramatic shifts. Nonetheless, despite all the changes, today's Mi'kmaq feel deeply connected to the Island in its entirety and to their ancestors and the values they still share. This book tells those many stories, and communicates much more. While the book is a stand-alone publication, it is also a companion to a travelling exhibition of the same name.

Jesse Francis - Since he began working for the Prince Edward Island Mi'kmaw community in 2001, Jesse Francis has managed a wide variety of culture and heritage projects. He led the development of the travelling exhibition- also entitled Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island - to which this book is a companion. Jesse is Mana...
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Title:Ni'n na L'nu The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward IslandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 7.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 21, 2013Publisher:ACORN PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894838939

ISBN - 13:9781894838931

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Story that needs Telling Ni?n na L?nu The Mi?kmaq of Prince Edward Island very much presents the other side of the story. In a three-pronged campaign, the Mi?kmaq Confederation of PEI promotes cultural recognition of traditional Mi?kmaq societies. Its website, activities and exhibitions/publications reveal how European settlement in the New World distressed Aboriginals, including the Mi?kmaq. Much was lost. Much is to be gained by valuing traditional, aboriginal concepts. This companion volume, an Atlantic book award winner, to the travelling exhibition of the same name is an eye-opener to understanding wide-ranging injustices inflicted during societal transitions. While dedicated to the Mi?kmaq experience in PEI, its message holds true for larger situations. As Canadians, we see the pattern repeated across the nation, and what can be done to rectify the situation.
Date published: 2014-10-12