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“Amazing Grace” song by Micmac Tribe

"Amazing Grace" song – Micmac Version:

Wleyuti tán tel-wltáq
Néwt keskaiap, Niké wéjíimk
Nekapikwaiap niké welapi
Wleyuti kisi-kinámatk nkamlamun
Aq pa kisiknewálik
Ankmayiw ikáq wleyuti
Teli-nqasék ketlamsîtm
Tán tetuji-wltáq Sésus wtuisunm
Wjit ketlamsvtmútitéwk
Wnmajótíl, jileiwaqnn aq kwetaiwekl

Wleyuti tán tel-wltáq
Kisi-wsîtawíik, Néwt keskaiap
Niké wéjíimk
Nekapikwaiap niké welapi


"Amazing Grace" song – English Version

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds
And drives away his fear.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.


The Micmacs of eastern Canada and the northeastern corner of the United States

(who prefer the phonetic spelling Mi'kmaq) first appeared in their homeland approximately

ten thousand years ago.





It is not uncommon to run across some mention of the Wappinger, Paugussett, and Mattabesic Confederations, but these political organizations never really existed. In fact, the Mattabesic were not even a tribe within the usual meaning of the word but instead a collection of a dozen, or so, small tribes which shared a common language, culture, and geographic area. The name of the Mattabesic comes from a single village on the Connecticut River near Middletown, but beyond their hereditary sachems whose authority was usually limited to a few villages, the Mattabesic tribes did not have a unifying political structure. It also does not take a great deal of arithmetic to realize that, with 60 villages and 10,000 people, their villages were small, and the population of many of the individual tribes was less than 500.



The Mi'kmaq Nation was a member of the Wabanaki Confederacy that controlled much of New England and the Canadian Maritimes. The Micmacs are original natives of the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick region. They moved into Quebec, Newfoundland, and Maine later, but they were well-established in those locations by the time Europeans arrived. Today, most Mi'kmaq people live on the Canadian side of the border, but one band, the Aroostook, lives in northeastern Maine. Like most American Indian tribes of Canada, the Micmac people live on reserves which belong to them and are legally under their control. Each Micmac tribe, known as a "band" or "First Nation" in Canada, is politically independent and has its own leadership (although in some cases several Mi'kmaq nations have formed coalitions to address common problems). However the Canadian government still considers the Micmacs citizens and controls some of their decisions. There is also one Micmac reservation in Maine which is similarly overseen by the US government. Each Mi'kmaq First Nation has its own government, laws, police, and other services, just like a small country.

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