The Micmac News (1965-1991) is an important example of Mi’kmaw print culture; it was created by Roy Gould in Membertou First Nation in 1965. Mr. Gould was nineteen at the time of printing the paper, and he created early copies on a typewriter in his bedroom. Initially, the paper covered only the Mi'kmaw communities in Unama'ki, or Cape Breton. However, by March 1972 circulation was approximately 5,000 and united Indigenous communities across Mi'kmaki. This invaluable research tool covers historical and contemporary issues and events, including Aboriginal rights cases, social and labour history, material and intangible culture, and celebrations of Mi’kmaw life. The newspaper provides a means of language preservation; prayers and myths were printed in the paper, and simple language lessons in Mi’kmaq were also a regular feature.
Micmac News Subject Index: [PDF]
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