Below is a chart of all the Indigenous communities in New Brunswick. Many of these communities have two names – one Mi’kmaq or Wolastoqey and the other English. Your job is to look at the chart and try to fill in the blanks by connecting to their websites. Look for interesting facts. Now, do the same for your own community. Think of a new name for your community based on some of the land forms nearby.
Hand out the activity sheet and assign each community to one person to complete. Also have everyone complete the Your Community section. Click here to download the activity sheet.
|English Name||Indigenous Name||Website||Nation||Meaning of Name|
|Big Cove||Elsipogtog||http://elsipogtogschool.ca||Mi’kmaq||River of Fire|
|Burnt Church||Esgenoôpetitj||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnt_Church_First_Nation||Mi’kmaq||Lookout Point|
|Mi’kmaq||Eel spearing place|
|Eel River Bar||Ugpi’ganjig||http://www.ugpi-ganjig.ca/||Mi’kmaq||Foaming waters|
|Fort Folly||Amlamgog||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Folly_1||Mi’kmaq||Delta where the multi-coloured rivers meet|
|Indian Island||Lno Minigo||https://climateatlas.ca/video/indian-island-new-brunswick||Mi’kmaq||Spiritual Grounds|
|Madawaska||Matawaskiyak||http://www.madawaskamaliseetfirstnation.com/||Wolastoqey||At the place where water flows out over grass|
|Oromocto||Welamukotuk||http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/oromocto-firstnation-chief-1.3227299||Wolastoqey||A good fishing place|
|Red Bank||Metepenagiag||https://www.metepenagiag.org/||Mi’kmaq||High Bank|
|Saint Mary’s||Sakomawi-Malihk||http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/index.html||Wolastoqey||The place of Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Tobique||Neqotkuk||http://www.tobiquefirstnation.ca/||Wolastoqey||A place where one river flows under another river|
|Woodstock||Wotstak||http://www.woodstockfirstnation.com/||Wolastoqey||End of the trail|