Mi鈥檏maq Studies

Immerse Yourself In Mi鈥檏maq Tradition

The rich culture and long history of the Mi鈥檏maq thrives today on Cape Breton Island and at CBU. From the ancient Mi鈥檏maw language to modern Mi鈥檏maw current events, you鈥檒l become immersed in a program that focuses on teaching the true ways of Canada鈥檚 First Nations people.

The various Mi鈥檏maq Studies courses teach students how to read and write in Mi鈥檏maq, how the Canadian Indian Act works, details of First Nation governance and much more. This comprehensive area of study examines multiple aspects of the Mi鈥檏maq, discussed within a framework of the current First Nations reality 鈥 not only within Canada, but on a broader scale, globally.

At CBU, the Mi鈥檏maq Studies courses focus on two major themes of study: Mi鈥檏maw language and culture; and Mi鈥檏maw politics, history and governance. These courses are designed to provide a solid foundation for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike.

Sample Courses and Resources

Why study at CBU?

小猪视频 (CBU) is home to Unama鈥檏i College which focuses on the academic study, research and teaching of Mi鈥檏maw First Nation鈥檚 history, culture, language, governance, spirituality and science. Courses in Mi鈥檏maq Studies have been offered at 小猪视频for more than 30 years.

Unama鈥檏i College is home to the L鈥檔u Resource Centre (LRC) which contains an impressive collection of secondary documents on all aspects of the Mi鈥檏maq, as well as related academic subjects. Unama鈥檏i College also has two Mi鈥檏maw Kisiku on Campus whose role is to assist all students.

More than 200 Indigenous students attend 小猪视频on a yearly basis. Most, but not all, are Mi鈥檏maq. Courses are open to all students, both Indigenous and non-indigenous.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Written and spoken language skills
  • Knowledge of Mi鈥檏maw history and culture
  • Learn current Mi鈥檏maw events
  • Indigenous art and music knowledge

Possible Career Paths

  • Law
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Government
  • Print, digital and broadcast media

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Work in the Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L鈥檔ui鈥檚ultimkeweyo鈥檏uom
  • Mi鈥檏maw Language Lab
  • Mi鈥檏maw research projects

Admission Requirements

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General Requirements for High School Graduates

  • See CBU鈥檚 English Language Requirements here.
  • English 12 (academic or advanced)
  • 4 additional grade 12 academic or advanced level courses

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to 小猪视频you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
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