Values, customs and traditions of the Mi’kmaq nation

Marshall, M.  (1997). Values,  customs and traditions of the Mi’kmaq nation. In R. Joe and L. Choyce (Eds.),  The Mi’kmaq anthology (pp. 51-63).  Lawrencetown Beach, NS: Pottersfield Press.


286 pp. 


UCB/MRC - Report #149 MRC 99-149-812 [unpublished manuscript version of article that appears in 'The Mi'kmaq Anthology']


ISBN  1895900042, 9781895900040


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Discussion of the code of ethics and oral traditions of the Mi'kmaw people.  Focuses on the spirit in nature, respect for the human spirit, sharing, sanctity of language, death as a natural phenomenon, concept of non-interference, ageing, the supernatural, humility, humour, sweet grass ceremony, 'Indian' time, healing, child care, body language, ceremonies, dreams, respect for children and elders, and food.


Document Date
Added to Archives 2013
Document Type
Chapter in Book