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Mi'kmaq divided their year into "tepgunsejig" (moons), which correspond to the modern English months). The name they gave to their moons made sense, for they were the most important characteristics of the Mi'kmaq way of life at a particular time of year.

Mi'kmaq women at Bay St. George, Newfoundland - 1859

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The looks these two are giving each other are quite interesting... wish there was a story to go with the photo.

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...YES, i know there are lots of us out there. YES, i know it's 500+ years, but YES, i am 11th gen great-granddaughter of...Membertou Grand Chief of the Mi'kmaq Nation He was a man who shaped the faith of his people and the fate of a nation. Beloved by his followers, feared by his enemies and reverentially-admired by all who knew him.

Portrait of Mary Bernard, a Mi'kmaq from Whykokamagh, Nova Scotia, painted by Ellen Nutting circa 1840-46