Internet Scavenger Hunt Questions
Congratulations to the Mah Sos School of Tobique First Nation(for getting the most answers on our scavenger hunt!)
Anyone interested in becoming a savy knowledge worker
can quickly get up to speed by reading our brief on-line search
- Have someone sign the firstnationhelp.com guestbook identifying themselves as being from
You'll have to just go to the guest book... it changes all the time!
- Which class won the contest to name Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk
web domain name?
Eskasoni 6-A (in January, 2000) http://firstnationhelp.com/janwinners.html
- Who designed the Help Desk logo?
Mandy Googoo, Wagmatcook, NS http://firstnationhelp.com/janwinners.html
- Which two flags did the Wagmatcookewey school choose to put in their time capsule?
The Grand Council Flag and Mi'kmaq Nation Flag http://firstnationhelp.com/marchwinners.html
- For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Mi'kmaq called
What does L'nu'k mean?
L'nu'k means 'the people,' 'human beings.' Their present name, Mi'kmaq, derives from
nikmaq, meaning 'my kin-friends. http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mikmaq/index.htm
- What does the word "Wampum" mean in the Maliseet language?
In Maliseet, it is known as wapap (WAHB-ahb); literally "white string",
referring to the white beads.
- Who is Glooscap?
Glooscap (GLOOS-kahb), a relative of all Maliseets and Micmacs, who made the land ready
for the peoples that came to live there. He then shot arrows into birch (or ash) trees,
splitting the bark open, and men and women emerged to assume their rightful place among
the forests and waterways, the animals and plants, and the multitude of other beings they
found there. http://www.gnb.ca/0016/spiritua.htm
- What is the February 2001 Help Desk contest likely to be?
Dear Valentine... http://firstnationhelp.com/feb2001.html
- What is the home page of The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs
- What is the home page of Aboriginal Youth Network?
- Do they have a chat room? yes
- Can you get a free e-mail address from them? yes
- Go to http://www.cradleboard.org and tell us
what notable personality created the project?
- List a web site where you can find information about First Nation's scholarships and/or
bursaries available in Canada.
- What is the home web page of Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey?
- What was the date that Federal Bill C-30 / Nova Scotia Bill #4 Returned Educational
control to Mi'kmaw people? May 4, 1999
- What is the Mi'kmaw word for "6"? (The answer may be found in the Centre of
- What is the web address of "First Peoples on SchoolNet"?
- Where is the page to apply for $600 for your school's new or existing web site from
SchoolNet's Grassroots program?
- Note: a shortcut to this important question may be found on the October 2000 contest on
the Help Desk pages.
- This offer is still open to aboriginal schools.
- firstnationhelp.com will host web pages of First Nation Schools in Atlantic Canada for
- The Waycobah First Nation Secondary School won which awards for their web pages?
Microsoft Grassroots Project of the Week, Grassroots Project of the Month,
and SchoolNet Site of the Week
- What Industry Canada generations-canconnect site will pay a class or school $300 for
completing 15 brief profiles of elders or important objects in a community? (a shortcut to
this information is also available from the September 2000 contest on firstnationhelp.com)
- When is National Aboriginal Day?
On 13 June 1996, a proclamation was issued declaring June 21 of every year to be
National Aboriginal Day.
- What is one valid result of searching for
"Gesgapegiag First Nation" + land claims?
Aboriginal Claims in Quebec. Micmacs of Gesgapegiag. Overview. This claim involves a
500-acre island at the mouth of the Cascapedia River. http://www.ualberta.ca/~esimpson/claims/micmacs.htm
- What is the home page of Listuguj First Nation?
- What is the url (uniform resource locator) [the web page] resulting from searching for
Miawpukek First Nation + crafts
- What do you find when you search for
Lennox Island First Nation + crafts?
- What is one of the "hits" when you search for
Abeqweit First Nation + education
- Find Big Cove First Nation web site (Welcome to the Big Cove Community Web Site).
- When did the Buctouche First Nation become the first Aboriginal community in New
Brunswick to sign an agreement to receive policing services under the federal First
Nations Policing Policy?
BUCTOUCHE FIRST NATION, NB. - The Buctouche First Nation today became the first
Aboriginal community in New Brunswick to sign an agreement to receive policing services
under the federal First Nations Policing Policy. (September 5, 1997)
- When were there major disputes between Native fishing rights and the DFO (Department of
Fisheries and Oceans) on the Burnt Church First Nation? (quote one internet site). Summer,
- Eel Ground First Nation manages ___ (how many) hectares of productive forested land?
Eel Ground First Nation manages 2631 hectares of productive forested land.
- What do you find when you search for Eel River Bar First Nation + aboriginal claims?
In 1963 a dam was constructed on the Eel River reserve which caused damages to the
First Nation's fishery. On February 18, 1987 the First Nation submitted a specific claim
to the Department of Indian Affairs. The First Nation felt that the Crown had violated
treaty and riparian rights, provinsions of the Indian Act, and its fiduciary obligations.
- What is the Fort Folly First Nation web site?
Fort Folly First Nation (Kwesawéék) Web Site is http://www.fortfolly.nb.ca
- List one valid search result from searching for
"Indian Island" + (NB OR Brunswick)
INDIAN ISLAND FIRST NATION, NB. - Federal Solicitor General Andy Scott, New Brunswick
Solicitor General Jane Barry, and Indian Island First Nation Chief Second Peter Barlow
today signed a tripartite policing agreement reached between Canada, New Brunswick and the
Indian Island First Nation. It is one of the first tripartite agreements signed in New
Brunswick under the federal First Nations Policing Policy (FNPP). http://www.sgc.gc.ca/releases/e19970905b.htm
- List a valid search result from searching for
Kingsclear + maliseet http://www.aboriginalcanada.com/firstnation/dirfnnb.htm
- What is a valid result of a dogpile.com search of
"Oromocto First Nation"
Over the last 10 years, many First Nations have developed health centres in their
communities and some employ nursing professionals and doctors. Oromocto First Nation in
particular is hoping to encourage a local physician to spend some time in their community,
making it easier, especially for elders, to receive medical attention. http://www.gov.nb.ca/0016/task/task.htm
- Find the phone and fax numbers of Pabineau First Nation.
- According to http://www.metepenagiag.com, Red
Bank is New Brunswick's oldest _____ (what?) oldest village
- Go to http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/infos/mikmaq1.htm.
You will find an information sheet on the Mi'kmaq history. Answer the following questions
- Where does the word "Wigwam" come from? Our word "wigwam" comes
from the Mi'kmaq "wikuom", a dwelling.
- Who usually built the Wigwams?
Wigwams were usually put up by the women.
- How long did a wigwam usually take to build? usually one day.
- Where did the word "Tipi"or "Teepee" orgininate and what does it
The word tipi or teepee was never used by the Mi'kmaq as it comes from a different
native language and usually refers to a tent covered with skins, not bark.
- What is the home page of The Assembly of First Nations?
- In the Mi'kmaq Portrait Museum:
- what is the description of the portrait number MP0001?
This petroglyph, or rock carving, was cut with stone tools, probably pre-dating the
introduction of European-made metal tools, beginning about 1500. Hence it includes the
earliest surviving human or humanoid figure of or by a Mi'kmaq. The eight-pointed star
occurs in Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writing as a symbol for the sun. The knobbed crosses occur
elsewhere as part of the hieroglyph for 'star'.
- What are the procedures to find photos in the museum site with a specific name, such as
containing the name "Sylliboy"?
Go to "Table of Contents", and scroll to the bottom of the screen to perform
a "Keyword" search.
- The Maliseet language is close or almost identical to which other Native language? Passamaquoddy
- What is a web site of an on-line Maliseet dictionary?
- The Saint Mary's First Nation held a ceremony (on what date?) to mark the official
opening of their new elementary school. The Chief Harold Sappier Memorial Elementary
School is part of an overall community complex which will provide schooling for children
from Kindergarten to Grade Five. (June 30, 1999)
- Find a multimedia site with Caroline Ennis, a Maliseet Woman from the Tobique First
Nation and list the url. http://22.214.171.124/multim/carole/carole.htm
- What is the name of the casino operated by the Woodstock First Nation? Eagle Nest
- Samson Occom, a Mohegan Native American and one of Eleazar Wheelock's first students,
was instrumental in raising substantial funds for what major Ivy League college in the
United States? Dartmouth College (http://www.dartmouth.edu/about/history.html)
- What films did Chief Dan George star in?
Americathon (1979), Centennial (1978), Outlaw Josey Wales, (1976), Shadow of the Hawk
(1976), Bears and I (1974), Harry and Tonto (1974), Alien Thunder (1973), Dan Candy's Law
(1973), Little Big Man (1970), Smith! (1969). (among others)
- List the address of one of the Mi'kmaw Creation Stories that are available on the
- According to this site on Maliseet History, http://www.newigwam.com/hmaliseet.html
- According to (which treaty of which year) did the Maliseet obtained free border crossing
rights between Canada and the United States?
Before contact with Europeans, the Maliseet occupied much of what is now considered the
eastern border line of the U.S. and Canada in northern New England. After the Jay Treaty
in 1794, the Maliseet obtained free border crossing rights between the two countries
because their villages spanned both countries.
- The Maliseet First Nation shares the same language, customs and history of the
____________ and _________ tribes, and at times their boundaries overlapped.
Maliseet people share the same language, customs and history of the Passamaquoddy and
Penobscot tribes, and at times their boundaries overlapped with that of the Passmaquoddy
- List a site that shows powwow locations and dates in Atlantic Canada.
- Go to http://www.gnb.ca/0016/wampum.htm and:
- copy and paste the description of "wampum".
Wampum was used by many Indian peoples in the northeastern part of North America as a
way of recording and sending messages. It consisted of purple and white beads made from
the shells of quahog clams. The beads were strung in single strands or woven into
"belts", much like those made on bead-looms today.
- Why was Wampum considered sacred? Wampum was considered sacred and was treated with
great respect because the messages it carried were of great importance.
- Go to the following site and describe (copy and paste) the relationship between the
Maliseet and Mi'kmaq languages.
Maliseet and Micmac are very closely related to each other. This means that they
separated relatively recently, and therefore within the Maritime region. They were the
only languages spoken in the present-day Maritime provinces when the first Europeans
- Where is the site of the internet periodical "First Nations Drum"?
- "Madawaska" historically refers to "land of the _____? (porcupine)
- List the url for the "Games and Toys" section of the nativetech.org site.
- Where is a web page for Acadia First Nation ? http://kinu.ns.ca/acadia
- Where is a web page about Afton First Nation? http://kinu.ns.ca/afton
- Go to the following site and describe the Pink Village art done by Buffy St. Marie
An image of a Native elder looms above and inside a valley, in which tipis are visible.
The colors are hot pinks and other bright hues, fragmented and pixelated. The atmosphere
is one of Wisdom bearing witness to chaos and destruction. Ilfordchrome, 48" x
- Where is a Annapolis Valley First Nation web page? http://kinu.ns.ca/annapolis
- What is the Mi'kmaw way of saying Bear River? Muin Sipu http://firstnationhelp.com/muinsipu
- Go to http://chapelisland.ednet.ns.ca and
find their e-mail address. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go to the site http://www.gnb.ca/0016/spiritua.htm
and tell us:
- Who are "the people of the beautiful river"? The Maliseets are Wolastoqiyik
(w'-lahs-t'-GWEE-eeg), "the people of the beautiful river" after their homeland
along the St. John.
- What is "Smudging"?
A familiar Micmac and Maliseet ritual today is "smudging", burning sweetgrass
and passing the smoke over the body to cleanse the mind and spirit.
- Go to http://www.indians.org/welker/micmac.htm and answer the question, "What does
the story tell us about the relationship between the Great Spirit Creator and Human Beings
and the Environment?" The web site of this question is no longer operational.
- List two of the three school web sites of schools or adult education centres in
: http://kinu.ns.ca/eskasoni and http://www.tec.ednet.ns.ca and http://elc2000.ednet.ns.ca
- The Horton First Nation has recently changed their name. What is the new name? Glooscap
- Mike's Mi'kmaw Place, a web site, has his home community listed on it. What is that
First Nation community? Indian Brook http://accesswave.ca/~mtsack/
- When you click on the "suggestions, Links, and/or comments" button of Muin's
Mi'kmaw Links, what e-mail address do you get? email@example.com
- What is the Membertou First Nation web site that includes "membertou" in it's
domain name? http://www.membertou.ca
- What is the Millbrook First Nation web page that includes the words, "Welcome to
Millbrook First Nation's Virtual Walking Tour"? http://trurojh.ednet.ns.ca/opening/Page1x.html
- What is the mailing address of Pictou Landing First Nation School?
R.R. 2, Box 116. site 6, Trenton, Nova Scotia B0K 1X0 http://firstnationhelp.com/pictou
- What is the name of the school located in Wagmatcook, NS? Wagmatcookewey School http://kinu.ns.ca/wagmatcook
- Dr. Marie Battiste is a well known Mi'kmaw author and editor. Name one of her books.
Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision; First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle
Unfolds; and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge. http://mrc.uccb.ns.ca/achievements.html
- What is the web site of Jedi? (Joint Economic Development Initiative)? http://www.jedinb.org
- Who was Anna Mae Aquash?
Anna Mae Aquash (1945 - 1975) was a Mi'kmaw woman who was born in 1945 to Mary Ellen
Pictou. At an early age Anna Mae recognized the detrimental effects of government policies
and adamantly pursued the cultural rebirth and education of her people as a means of
empowerment. In the 1970's Anna Mae's convictions led her to the Wounded Knee reservation
in South Dakota. Here she participated in the Wounded Knee Standoff, which was a conflict
between the FBI and the Lakota Sioux people. She dedicated her life to fighting for the
autonomy and freedom of all native people throughout Turtle Island and gave the ultimate
sacrifice. Anna Mae was murdered in early 1975 and today her death remains unsolved and is
still under investigation. http://mrc.uccb.ns.ca/achievements.html
- What is the url for the International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defence Committee? http://www.freepeltier.org
- What is the name of a book and movie that chronicles Donald Marshall Jr.'s unjust
Justice Denied http://www.onf.ca/FMT/E/MSN/19/19756.html
- What is the name of the book by Isabelle Knockwood's Book that tells of her experiences
and the experiences of other Mi'kmaw children at a Residential School in Nova Scotia?
Out of the Depths http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/soc/courses/soc3k3e/stuweb/mseka/sociol.htm
- List seven signed treaties, by year, before 1780 that were signed between First Nations
and colonial powers. Note: The site http://www.johnco.com/nativel
is a very good one-stop resource for everything from Native publications and commission
reports to First Nation organizations.
- Go to the following site and tell us which book by Rita Joe is described.
Song of Rita Joe : Autobiography of a Mi'Kmaq Poet
- What is the film on Rita Joe that was produced by the National Film Board of Canada?
Song of Eskasoni, 1993, 28 min 50 sec. Abstract Eskasoni is the home of celebrated
Micmac poet Rita Joe. This Cape Breton village is enjoying a revival of Native traditions
and spirituality which inspires much of Rita Joe's writing. For twenty years her poetry
and her presence have touched thousands with dignity. This video is a celebration of the
spiritual pride of the Micmac as embodied in Rita Joe's writings and her life. http://www.nfb.ca/FMT/E/MSN/31/31560.html
- Name the current Grand Chief (Kji-Saqmaw) of the Mi'kmaw Nation. Ben Sylliboy
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