Our vision is a successful holistic life-long journey rooted in Mi’kmaw language and culture.
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey serves 12 out of the 13 Mi'kmaq communities found within the Nova Scotian Mi'kma'ki territory
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey Member Community
As the collective voice for Mi’kmaq education, the primary MK mission is to actively promote excellence in Mi’kmaq education, interests and rights for our communities and to facilitate the development of lifelong learning by:
We are a unified team of chiefs, staff, parents and educators who advocate on behalf of and represent the educational interests of our communities, and we protect the educational and Mi’kmaw language rights of the Mi’kmaq people.
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) continues to work on improving the quality of education for our people, while remaining vigilant in maintaining and revitalizing our Mi’kmaq language.
Armed with the inspiration from our youth, and the guidance and leadership from our Board of Directors, education directors, schools, staff, and partnerships, MK has forged ahead, exploring new opportunities for academic excellence, and re-visiting and enhancing existing operations and programs.
High school graduation rates among First Nation students in Nova Scotia were nearly 94%
Numeracy and literacy rates in elementary and secondary schools increased
83% of First Nation students are educated in MK schools
More than 600 First Nation students were enrolled in post secondary institutions
We have a 91% average attendance rate at MK schools
Mi’kmaq language and immersion efforts have seen the creation of a stand-alone immersion school in Eskasoni for students up to grade 4.
Our initiatives such as the Mentor Apprentice program and Junior Mentor Apprentice program have been successful in promoting the use of the language in a safe and comfortable learning environment.
Wagmatcook school now also offers immersion classes for their K-4 students through grade 2.
The MK Student Information System (MK SIS) can now efficiently monitor strategies and goals for schools and create accurate educational support statistics such as graduation, attendance and retention rates.
Mi’kmaw language support is offered through online and in-person classes to communities without many fluent speakers.
A new school has been built in Pictou Landing First Nation!