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

Jesse Francis, A.J.B. Johnston,

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ISBN: 9781894838931

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

  Author:   Jesse Francis, A.J.B. Johnston,  
  Publisher:  Acorn Press
  • 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.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781894838931
Item AC0093
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published on August 21 2013
Language eng
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 7.5(in)
Shipping weight280(g)
Jesse Francis works in a partnership position for the Prince Edward Island Mi’kmaw organization L’nuey and Parks Canada. He has managed or contributed to a wide range of projects in the fields of history, heritage and culture, and ecology and conservation. This book is the second co-authored by Jesse and John. Their first, Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island, won several awards including the 2014 prize for that year’s best Atlantic-Canada-published book. He lives in Wellington, Prince Edward Island with his wife Moira and their three children.

A. J. B. (John) Johnston is the author or co-author of twenty-one books: sixteen on different aspects of the history of Atlantic Canada and five novels. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to his Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg's Last Decade, and Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island was selected in 2014 as the best published Atlantic book. John was made a chevalier of France's Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the French presence in Atlantic Canada. He lives in Halifax with his wife Mary. For more information, please visit