Mi’kmaq people have lived in multiple places throughout the Atlantic region of Canada and along the coastal regions of the United States. Their Mi’kmaq knowledge is understood as the collective genius derived from Mi’kmaw humanity that exists in the context of their learning and knowing within and from the places where they have lived, hunted, explored, gathered, farmed, migrated, raised families, built communities and survived for centuries. The manner by which this knowledge is passed on is usually through responsible holders of that knowledge and is meant to be learned in both formal and informal ways so as to keep this knowledge for all times.
Little is available in print on the true essence of Mi'kmaq knowledge, although the ethics of conducting research on Mi'kmaq knowledge and issues involved for non-Mi’kmaq persons or organizations in using this material is vital as a first entrance to this website material. This section offers to researchers a glimpse at the issues and how these issues may be resolved or what issues may need to have a further dialogue with Mi’kmaq Elders or leaders or responsible holders of Mi'kmaq knowledge to acquire and use this knowledge.