NSCSW Lunch & Learn: The land of the Mi’kmaw & its traditional districts

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NSCSW Lunch & Learn: The land of the Mi’kmaw & its traditional districts

NSCSW members are invited for a lunch & learn exploring the districts of Mi'kma'ki through the lens of the Mi'kmaw language.

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About this event

Just as the country of Canada is divided into the ten provinces and three territories, Mi’kma’ki, the land of the Mi’kmaw, is divided into nine distinct districts. We will look at these areas through the Mi’kmaw language, a verb-based language that describes how each of these areas got their name.

This is the first of a series of special lunch & learn events about Mi’kmaw culture & heritage organized for members of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW). Learn more about the land of the Mi’kmaw and its traditional districts as part of our College’s commitment to decolonization and helping our members honour the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Gerald Gloade works with the Nova Scotia Department of Education's Mi'kmaw Liaison Office and the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq to provide training on Indigenous content.


Must be a current member of NSCSW to attend; all active, associate, retired, and student members are welcome.

You'll need a device that can use Zoom, and a reasonably reliable internet connection.


Participating in this event may fulfil part of the newly mandated requirements for all social workers in Nova Scotia to complete annual training or activities related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations. NSCSW members who have already completed that requirement for the year can track this session as formal professional development instead.

Visit nscsw.org/pd for more information about the updated professional development requirements for NSCSW members.


If you have questions, please contact the College's Professional Practice & Advocacy Consultant, N Siritsky, at nsiritsky@nscsw.org.