Brittany P.

Kinkora, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair


My project is about the Mi’kmaq. The Mi’Kmaq people were one of the first settlers on Prince Edward Island.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned is that the Mi'kmaq people would make everything by hand and would not have the amount of garbage that we have in today's society.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson I learned while doing this project is a little dirt can't hurt you. The Mi'kmaq worked and hunted all day and even their kids would hunt because back then they didn't have the luxuries that are present today.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I would compare the Mi'kmaq to basically nothing because in today's society we tend to buy things we really don't need and end up wasting more products now compared to then. The Mi'kmaq never wasted a thing if they killed animal they would use the fur for clothes or a door, the claws for jewelry and the meat would be eaten.