Sunday, September 9, 2012
Maybe I'm a M 'Kmaq...
This print is in a page of another book. The theme was "Native American and Canadian Cultures." As a kid, I remember my grandmother, who was originally from Nova Scotia, telling me that we were of Native Canadian heritage. I 'm pretty sure she said her grandmother lived on a reservation and she married a Scot. We have no documentation of this. The records seem to end with my grandmother's mother. Nevertheless, I grew up believing and identifying with Native Americans and Canadians, along with the French Canadian ancestors that we do know about.
So, I chose to explore the Mi'Kmac culture for this project because it's most likely that we emanate from this tribe, whose tribal lands stretched from Nova Scotia and PEI to New Brunswick and southward into northern Maine. It' a carving of an authentic Mi' Kmaq women's shirt.