Research Projects & Adjunct Research Teams

The Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Mi’kmaq Language Lab) is the primary center of Mi’kmaq language research at Cape Breton University.  Most of the research we undertake is done in partnership with Mi’kmaq organizations.

CURRENT Research:
2015-2016

Qaqakisa’tmkek Project

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Project Manager CBU: Yvette Sylliboy
Researchers CBU: Yvette Sylliboy, Susy Denny, Tammy MacNeil, Rod Warner

The Qaqakisa’tmkek Project initiative involves training sessions, resource documentation and practicums that will result in the institutionalized use of the Mi’kmaq Teaching Resources Cataloguing Tool-kit. The goal of the Qaqakisa’tmkek Project is to make available and to maintain an up-to-date catalogue of Mi’kmaq teaching resources in Nova Scotia.
SEE the website: http://mikmawteachingresources.ca

COMPLETED Research:
2015

Mi’kmaq Language Nest Pilot for Unama’ki College

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researcher CBU: Sherry Condo

Using Mi’kmaw Language Resource Material Tool-kits to facilitate “Mi’kmaw Language Recommendation Research”

Partner: Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK)
Leads MK: Blaire Gould CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researchers CBU: Yvette Sylliboy, Jenna Bernard, Caroline Sylvester

2014-2015

Naskwa’tatijik Kekina’matimkewei’l Project (NKP) Phase I (Designing and using Mi’kmaw Language Resource Material CATALOGUING TOOL-KITS)

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Project Manager CBU: Yvette Sylliboy
Researchers CBU: Yvette Sylliboy, Jenna Bernard, Caroline Sylvester,Tammy MacNeil, Rod Warner

Mi’kmaq Animacy

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researcher CBU: Candice Sylliboy

2011-2014

Understanding Pediatric Pain in Aboriginal Communities: Expression, Interpretation and Management

Partners: Dalhousie University (DAL) and Eskasoni First Nation
Lead DAL: Dr. M. Latimer
Co-investigators CBU: Dr. S. Inglis DAL: Dr. A. Finley

SEE the following article:

Latimer, M., Finley, G.A., Rudderham, S., Inglis, S., Francis, J., Young, S., & Hutt-MacLeod, D. (2014). “Expression of pain in Mi’kmaq children from one Atlantic Canadian community: A qualitative study” Canadian Medical Association Journal Open, 2(3): E133-E138

2011-2012

Mi’kmaw Language Environmental Scan: Msit Kisitaqn L’nui’simkewe’l (MKL)

Partners: Nova Scotia Department of Education and Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM)
Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researchers CBU: Suzanne Poulette, Tammy MacNeil, Rod Warner

2010-2011

Mi’kmaw Pain Words and Understanding Pediatric Pain in Aboriginal Communities

Partners: Dalhousie University (DAL) and Eskasoni First Nation
Lead DAL: Dr. M. Latimer
Co-investigators CBU: Dr. S. Inglis DAL: Dr. A. Finley

SEE the following article:
Latimer, M., Finley, G.A., Rudderham, S., Inglis, S., Francis, J., Young, S., & Hutt-MacLeod, D. (2014). “Expression of pain in Mi’kmaq children from one Atlantic Canadian community: A qualitative study” Canadian Medical Association Journal Open, 2(3): E133-E138

Mi’kmaw Pain Word Analysis

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researcher CBU: Claire Sylliboy

Mi’kmaq Word Part Dictionary

Partner: Eskasoni Economic Development (work experience for graduates)
Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis
Researcher CBU: Victoria Lewis

2010

Mi’kmaw Word Part Dictionary

Lead CBU: Dr. S. Inglis

Researchers CBU: Victoria Lewis, Shannon Duross

Mi’kmaw Narrative Discourse Analysis

Partner: Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)
Lead SIL: Diane Frisian
Researcher CBU: Nikhea Bernard
Nikhea’s family, ESKASONI: “Step” Joe, Ronald John

Sma’knisk (Veterans) Immersion Readers

Partner: Ta’n L’nuey Etl-mawlukwatmumk (TLE) of the Eskasoni School
Lead SIL: Diane Frisian
Researchers CBU: Victoria Lewis, Dr. S. Inglis,Terry Bernard, Nikhea Bernard
Researchers TLE: Elizabeth Paul, Barbara Sylliboy, Arlene Stevens, Angie Sa’n, Cheryl Berube

One reader has been produced, with the English translation, and is in use by the Eskasoni school system. Work is being done on a second reader using the material collected during the summer of 2010.  

ON-GOING Research:

Mi’kmaq Word Part Dictionary

Mi’kmaw Pain Word Analysis

Mi’kmaq Locatives Project