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Mìgmaq Heritage Notes was a regular column in the Tribune, a Campbellton, NB, newspaper from October 2000 to August 2001, by the late Emmanuel Nàgùgwes Metallic (1946-2008), a renowned Mìgmaq linguist and historian from Listuguj First Nation. Across the Restigouche River from Campbellton, Listuguj sits within the Mìgmaq District of Gespèg (also known as Gespègewàgi) that covers the area extending from the Miramichi to the Southern St. Lawrence to present day Quebec City.

This collection contains the nearly 40 columns Metallic wrote for the Tribune. They cover a wide range of topics relating to Mìgmaq culture, from stories and legends, teachings on Mìgmaq place names, language, and spirituality, profiles of prominent Mìgmaq people and events, and even a recipe for lusknign (bannock). The insights and teachings on Mìgmaq spirituality are an especially important contribution of this collection since there are few publications on Mìgmaq spirituality by Mìgmaq authors. Metallic’s sense of humour, his love of the Mìgmaq language and Mìgmaq people, as well as incisive critiques (mostly of the Catholic church) are woven into his writing. This collection will be a wonderful resource for use in Mìgmaq Studies, Mìgmaq Language courses, Mìgmaq law courses, and more.


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C641MQ37
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (May 22 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8395723734
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 195 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 0.56 x 22.86 cm

Migmaq Heritage Notes (A Collection of Columns) - Emmanuel Nagugwes Metallic

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