"The Mi'kmaq lived in Canada long before the country even got its name. Before Europeans arrived, they lived in homes called wigwams and hunted and fished throughout the Maritime provinces, living off and giving back to the land. They enjoyed storytelling, drumming, and dancing within their tight-knit communities. Theresa Meuse traces the incredible lineage of today's Mi'kmaq people, sharing the fascinating details behind their customs, traditions, and history. Discover the proper way to make Luski (Mi'kmaw bread), the technique required for intricate quillwork and canoe-building, what happens at a powwow, and how North America earned its Aboriginal name, Turtle Island. Born and raised in the Bear River First Nation community, Theresa Meuse is a First Nations educator and advisor. She is the author of The Sharing Circle. Theresa lives in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia."--Provided by publisher.