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.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781894838931
Item AC0093
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published onAugust 21 2013
Language eng
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 7.5(in)
Shipping weight280(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
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 Manager of Joint Projects for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and Parks Canada. 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 thirteen books on different aspects of the history of Atlantic Canada and over 100 articles in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers. The Canadian Historical Association awarded a Clio prize to his Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade. John was made a chevalier of France’s Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada. His first novel, Thomas, A Secret Life, was published in 2012. He lives in Halifax with his wife Mary. For more information, please go to www.ajbjohnston.com.