Pjilita'q Mi'kmaw Language - Elementary

Kwe!

Happy Treaty Day!

Happy Mi'kmaq Month!

I always teach my students of LSK to be proud to be proud to be Mi'kmaq, proud to be brown-(light-skin).  Proud to have a unique language that you can't hear anywhere else in the world.

Greatest message I would to share is the important part of caring and sharing among our people.  Not many cultures have this gift, the gift of loving each other. 

Keep washing, covering your face and staying apart, as much as possible. We have been going outside for Mi'kmaw class the few day.  It is a challenge.  However, we will keep doing this as much as possible, so please dress children with extra sweater. Maybe expect some children to come home with mud, a little dirt and a smile. 

Fighting for our rights is amazing; love the good fight Sipekne'katik has done. Keep up the great work. Hard not mention this topic, for it is so important for our children to hear and learn about it.

The leaves are changing color, the moose are ready to be  harvest. Have a safe hunt.

Wela'lin Kisu'ilk! 

Thank you, Creator!
 Tania Gould

October:  animal-fattening moon

Toqwa’q – Fall
Amu - bee
Muin – bear
Jikjawiknejewamu'k – orange  
Maqtewe'k – black
Skite'kmuj – ghost
Puowinui'skw – witch
Ejkuj – pumpkin
Puktew – fire
Pi'kun – feather
Tepknuaset – moon
Api – net
Awo'kwejit – spider

Hello! – Kwe!

How are you today? – Me' katu taleyin kiskuk?

Welcome back - Apskwa'sit (comes back he/she).  Another school year has started, and it is a very different one; a year where we need to learn to respect the world a bit more.

Some lessons I have learned from the elders… RESPECT Covid 19!  Do not rush it!  We only have one chance with it because it does not give us a second chance.  The four medicines… tobacco, sweetgrass, cedar and sage… can help you fight to keep the virus away.  And the most important medicine of all is WATER.  Use it wisely.  Wash your hands with soap and water as much as possible.  The hand sanitizer is only a temporary fix until you can wash them. 

I am very excited to see you come back and learn more Mi'kmaw.  I will be focusing on going outside much as possible.  Please have children dress appropriately for the weather.

Stay safe, do your part, and we will be ok.

Mi'kmaw Teacher
Tania Gould

Mi'kmaw words for September. 

Wikumkewiku's – September; moose-calling moon- Majotukuiku's

Tia'm - moose

Tia'mu'j - moose calf

Epit - women

Ji'nm -man

E'pite'ji'j – teenage girl

Lpa'tuj - teenage boy

Kina' matino'kuomk - school

Wi'katikn - paper/book

A'se'k – back room

Ka'qn - door

Tupoiti - window

Nipk -summer

Toqwa'q - Fall

Weltek - nice

Wela'lin - thank you

Kwe' Me'tal-wulwyn? Hi. How are you? Hope all is well. The School year has come to an end in a very different way this year.  Summer break has started a bit early, June 5th, I believe. Enjoy the long summer break. Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers!  Remember learning is still important during the summer, especially reading, try to keep reading! Practice Mi'kmaq words as much as possible. Check out the cool websites on the internet. Lots to choose from. One of sites, I like is Firstnationhelpdesk.ca.  Hope people stay safe and still try to stay home as much as possible. A quick shout out to all our follow graduate from LSK, and surrounding area. The year has been a very changeling one for many of you, dreaming of prom and graduation ceremonies which could not be held. With that said, you now still have a future with the grade 12 diploma in your hands the face the world. Congratulations to  all graduates of 2020.

Mi'kmaq words  for June/Nipniku's...

Nkij- my mom
Nutj- my dad
Tett-here
Ala tett. Over there
Nutj-Na'kwekl- father's day
Elukwel- He/she is working
Meski'k- it's big
Apje'jk- it's small
Ni'n- me
Ki'l – you
Nekm- he/she.

Story by Robert Munsch and translated into the Mi'kmaw Language by Elizabeth Paul and Barbara Sylliboy.

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Information sheets in English and Mi'kmaq.

Kopit- Beaver
Jujij - Bug
Nmusti - My belly
Nmal'tem - My blood
Tepotk - Boots
Makkot - Dress
Welta'si - I am happy
Meskeyi - I am sorry
Pitewey - Tea
Samqwan - Water

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