Pjilita'q Mi'kmaw Language - Elementary


L'nu - Aboriginal

Ni'n - me

Ki'l - you

Msit No'kmaq - All my relations

Ni'kmaq - my family

Mi'kmaq - our status

Lu'skinikn - bannock bread

Tupwanamu'k - brown

Skite'kmuj - ghost

Awokejejit – spider

Puowiniskw - witch

Nikjawiknejewamu'k - orange

Kwe'! – Hi!

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

Fall/toqwa'q is approaching fast and cooler weather is coming. Please dress for the weather. We have been busy practicing the Mi'kmaq words for weather. October is a very important month for us Mi'kmaq people, we celebrate Treaty day, hunting season opens and we also celebrate thank giving. I like the students to know they are Mi'kmaw and that they are proud of it. I like to share the following quote with them, 'I am Mi'kmaq, I am brown, and I am proud." Students love this quote, and for the light skin L’nu, I told them to say, “I am Mi'kmaq.  I am light skin, and I am proud.” Be proud to be Mi'kmaq.  Speak more Mi'kmaq, even if it is only one word a day. 


Tania Gould, Mi'kmaw Teacher.

September – Wikumkewiku’s
Weli-eksitpuk  - Good Morning
Wela’lin – Thank You
Weliaq – You’re Welcome
Juku’e – Come Here
Piskwa – Come inside
Toqwa – Fall
Aq Numultes – See you again.

Kwe’. Hi!

Ma’katu taleyin kiskuk?

How are you today?

I am very excited to be back again this school year. We have lots of great Mi’kmaw activities planned this year.  We will start with some basic conversational Mi’kmaw words.  And will learn the traditional dances and songs.  I am very pleased to be part of the LSK team of Indian Brook First Nation.  Come drop by anytime you like.  If you need to contact me, please call the school, or call me at 778-877-1149.

Wela’lin/Thank you,

Tania Gould

Mi’kmaw Teacher (P – 4) 

Kew! (Hello)

Me’Katu taleyin Kiskuk? How are you?

It is the end of the school year already. We had such a great time in Mi’kmaq class this year. We learned many new words. I would like to thank Kelly and Sharon for all their help during the Tea party we had. That was a great turn out!

Wela’lin to every person that came to our Pitewey Party. It was a great success. Hope to have a better one next year. Have a wonderful and safe summer. Go swimming, hiking and camping, enjoy the outdoors. 

Nemu’tes app!  See you Again!
Mi’kmaw Language Teacher
Tania Gould



2 ½ cups flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1-cup of butter
1½ cups of sugar
1 ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 tsp. of lemon zest (if you want)
3 ½ cups of blueberries fresh or frozen (thaw & drain)
2½ tsp. lemon juice

Add the sugar and butter, mix well, and then add eggs.  Add the dry ingredients slowly.
Dust the cooled cake with powered sugar.

Enjoy, Ms. Tania Gould


Tata Na’kwekm – Father’s Day
Welta’si – I am happy.
Welsitm – I like what I hear.
Nipk – summer
Eptek – It’s hot.
Kujmuk – outside
Kluscap – Glooscap
Kaqiaq – It is all gone.
Kejitu – I know.
Meskeyi – I am sorry.
Ketu’samqway – I want to drink water.
Milesi – I am rich.
Netakeyi – I am shy.
Amskwesewey – Monday; The first…
Musqunamu’k – blue

Some photos of the Pitewey/Tea Social for grades primary to five.

On My 7th, 8th and 9th our students in grade primary to five hosted a piteway social for their parents/guardians/family.  Students were very excited to share a beverage and some blueberry cake with their guest(s) while sharing their knowledge of the Mi'kmaw language.  Wela'lioq to everyone who attended.

Easter is over, April is over, and we have only a few more months of school left before summer break. I would like to wish “Kiju” a Happy Mother’s day. Weli-Kiju-Na’kwekm. The last few months I hope we get to go outside a bit more. We also hope to host, a tea party for all parents in Mi’kmaq class this coming month. We hope to get to dance outside and play some Mi’kmaq games. Everyone have a great month! 


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