Why is a name so important?

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WHY IS A NAME SO IMPORTANT?
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Why do we feel the need to correct someone when
the mispronounce our name? In what way does our
name express something important about who we
are?
Important Names
Mi'kmaq: mee-gmaw
Anishinabe: a-nish-na-beh
Haudenosaunee: how-den-o-show-nee
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These aboriginal names have been adopted to the
English language in order to reflect proper
pronunciation.
MISE’I AND MEMBERTOU
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Read the story on p. 10-13
HOMEWORK:
Answer the question on p. 10 beside the image
 Why do you think the Mi’kmaq designed
portable structures to live in?
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MI'KMAQ
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The Mi'kmaq culture had a very close relationship with the land and they
depended on their hunting grounds in order to feed the people of their
community. The Saqamaw was the leader in Mi'kmaq society. Who is
the leader in Canadian society? How do we determine who the leader is
in Canada?
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The Saqamaw's were chosen by council of elders that had chosen him
and they would also advise him on how to make decisions. There were 7
districts of Mi'kmaq's and each district would send their Saqamaw and
these Saqamaw's would then make up the Grand Council. These Grand
Council's would make decisions about where the Mi'kmaq could hunt,
fish and where they could camp.
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The Mi'kmaq were semi-nomadic. This meant that they would travel to
different areas depending on the season. The tribe would live near the
coast in the summer but they would travel inland to the forest in the
winter time. Why do you think they would choose to live in these areas?
MI'KMAQ
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http://www.muiniskw.org/pgCulture1a.htm
ANISHINABE:
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Read the story on p.15-18
ANISHINABE:
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The leader of the Anishinabe was the ogimauh.
The ogimauh was chosen by consensus. This
means that everyone agreed on the choosing of
the chief. The Anishinabe tribe was divided into 7
clans (Dodems) and each had a different
responsibility. These clans all worked together and
each clan had a different responsibility. Each clan
had their own responsibility.
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Midewin Society: These were people who had
special gifts as spiritual leaders and healers.
HAUDENOSAUNEE
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Read the story on p.20-23
HAUDENOSAUNEE
Stay in one place for a long time – only move when
they have to (live in long houses)
 Agricultural
 Hoyaneh = leader
 Clan mothers
 Cared and respected the Earth/Mother Nature
 Played a role and everyone helps out
 Spiritual connection with the earth
 Role of women – powerful!!
 Grand Council decided if they went to war
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