Francis, Rosalie Marie. (2003). The Mi’kmaq Nation and the Embodiment of Political Ideologies: Ni’kmaq, Protocol and Treaty Negotiations of the Eighteenth Century (Unpublished master’s thesis). St. Mary’s University, Halifax.
Thesis submitted for partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies.
Rosalie Francis is a member of the Indian Brook Mi’kmaq First Nation, NS. She spent much of her life involved in the pursuance of Mi’kmaq Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and has played an advisory role to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. She received her BA in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University in 1993. In 2003 she received her MA degree from Saint Mary’s University.
Her thesis analysis the political processes and logic behind Mi’kmaq leaders desire to enter into the treaties and the various aspects of Mi’kmaq society, including cultural and social norms with perpetuated political structures, leadership and political ideologies. She captures through archival research the social systems of the Mi’kmaq communities, their habits, customs and cultures. 212 pages, 4 chapters, map of Mi’kmaq districts, and an extensive primary source bibliography.