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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography  Mi'kmaq Legend



Web Links

New Brunswick Festivals

Explore the wide range of art and cultural festivals that take place in New Brunswick. This page provides a list of festivals that take place every year. Many of the listings provide a link you can click on to get more information about a specific festival.

Koluskap and Sugarloaf Mountain

Legends are an important part of Aboriginal culture. On this Web page you can read the Mi'kmaq legend of how Sugarloaf Mountain was created.




Web Activity

?_Geography  Mi'kmaq Legend


1. Visit the New Brunswick: Our Stories, Our People Web site and read the

    Mi'kmaq legend about how Sugarloaf Mountain was created.

2. Complete the cause-effect chart using information from the Mi'kmaq legend.

    Click here to download the chart.




The salmon could not get up the river to spawn.

The Mi'kmaq knew that no more salmon meant that they would have no food in the winter.


The Mi'kmaq could not get past the beavers to destroy the dam.


The dam flew apart. One part became Heron Island and another part became Bantry Point.

Koluskap swung the beaver around by his tail and then let go.


3. Work in a small group of five or six students to act out the legend. One of the

    actors should also be the director. Decide what challenges you will encounter

    and think of creative ways to overcome these challenges. For example, could

    you use a narrator to tell some parts of the legend? Present the legend to the