Mi’kmaq Language Courses

MIKM2102 Mi’kmaq/English: Structural Comparisons

Credits: 6

Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM190.

The course deals with structural differences between English and Mi’kmaq and their implications for syntactic and semantic comprehension.

MIKM2113 Conversational Mi’kmaq for Non-Speakers: Level I

Credits: 3

Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM211.

The goal is to assist students in understanding and speaking basic Mi’kmaq. Pronunciation and conversational skills are emphasized.

MIKM2213 Conversational Mi’kmaq for Non-Speakers: Level II

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MIKM2113

Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM213.

The goal is to advance the student’s skill in speaking the Mi’kmaq language in a variety of social and cultural situations.

MIKM2214 Mi’kmaq for Speakers: Introduction to Literacy I

Credits: 3

Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM231.

This course investigates the linguistic and historical bases of Mi’kmaq literacy. Students will learn to read and write Mi’kmaq in various orthographies (hieroglyphs, Rand, Pacifique, and Smith-Francis).

MIKM2215 Mi’kmaq for Speakers: Introduction to Literacy II

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: MIKM2114.

practise and remediation in the use of the Smith-Francis Mi’kmaq orthography. Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM233.

This course builds on the skills of MIKM2114 and provides

MIKM3313 Mi’kmaq Nouns and Verbs Cross-listed with ANTH3103

Credits: 3

Exclusions: Unavailable to students with credit for MIKM361 or ANTH361.

This course examines the morphological structure of Mi’kmaq nouns and verbs. The complex internal word grammar of Mi’kmaw is explored, giving insight into the semantic categories of this endangered language.


Video Conferencing Unit

The Kji-kepten Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkewey has a full video polycom unit which connects to polycom units in all of the Mi’kmaw communities within Mi’kma’ki.  This connectivity allows researchers, Mi’kmaw students and elders to interact regardless of location.  Through the Lab’s  bridge link with Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk, located in Membertou First Nation.  Atlantic Canada’s First Nation Help Desk (http://firstnationhelp.com) provides connectivity and ICT support to First Nation schools and communities.  The Help Desk receives it mandate from the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs and is administered by Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey.  In the Atlantic provinces, eighty per cent (80%) of the First Nations communities are connected by T1 lines in a wide area network whose hub is located in Membertou.  Approximately one million dollars of infrastructure provides network connectivity, videoconferencing, internet access, content filtering and spyware and virus protection.  The Help Desk has been a national leader in technology innovation, content development, language promotion, and videoconferencing applications among First Nation communities.