Mi’gmaq-Mi'kmaq Online

Sean Haberlin
Eunice Metallic
Diane Mitchell
Watson Williams
Joe Wilmot
Dave Ziegler

Atlantic Canada’s First Nations Help Desk

Kevin Burton
J.R. Isadore

Mi’kmaq Kina’matnewey

Eleanor Bernard
Yolanda Denny
Blaire Gould
John Jerome Paul
Lauretta Welsh

Mi’kmaq College Institute of Cape Breton University

Dr. Stephanie Inglis
Lindsay Marshall

Mi’kmaw Elders

Lillian Marshall
Elizabeth Paul
Josephine Peck


Peyton Chisholm
Olivia Julian
Marilyn Julian
Paulina Meader
Chris Reid


Mi'kmaw Language Sample Audio Files

Interactive Mi'kmaq Talking Posters

Jilaptoq Flickr Photostream

Project Concept

The Jilaptoq Mi'kmaw Language Center involves the creation of digital, multimedia, and interactive Mi'kmaw educational support material. Initially the material is being designed for use with the Nova Scotia Department of Education’s Grade 7 Mi'kmaw Curriculum. However, the project website will ultimately be of use to all Mi’kmaw and Non-Mi’kmaw educators who are endeavoring to teach Mi’kmaw language and culture.

Jilaptoq is a Mi'kmaw verb which means "She/he is making or leaving footprints".

Jil- is a MI'KMAW ROOT meaning "mark".

ap- is a MI'KMAW MEDIAL meaning "look, see".

-t is a TI MI'KMAW VERB FINAL indicating that the verb has an animate subject and an inanimate object.

-oq is the INFLECTION indicating that the subject of the verb is third person singular present of a verb with an inanimate object (She/he ... it).

The project is unique in that it is a team effort involving many individuals and organizations within Mi’kmaki. Many of the individuals involved with the project are giving of their knowledge and time because of their love for the Mi’kmaw language. The project’s main goal is to build an interactive talking Mi’kmaw Dictionary, and to this end participants in Unama'ki (Cape Breton) have teamed up with the Mi’gmaq Online developers in Lustiguj. Our mandate also involves the development of various multimedia Mi’kmaw language-learning tools, which will be accessed on the web through this site. If you would like to be involved with the project e-mail us at