Genealogy is the study of our family history, the tracing of our lineages in order to determine our kinship relationship to each other and the study of our human genetics to analyze our inheritance traits and to provide legitimacy to our existence as the L’nu, Mi’kmaq Tribe
The L’nu, Mi’kmaq Tribe is a Tribe whose territory is Mi’kma’ki and who are indigenous to the Americas. You are either a descendant of the Tribe or you are not a descendant of the Tribe, period, end of story. Being designated as a Status Indian under the Indian Act does not provide you with a Mi’kmaq Treaty right nor does it confirm you as being of Mi’kmaq ancestry. You are Mi’kmaq because you are born Mi’kmaq and no legislation can make you Mi’kmaq if you are not of Mi’kmaq ancestry.
Your constitutionally protected aboriginal and existing treaty rights is a legal right that is the result of your genealogy, your pedigree, your lineage and your relationship to your ancestors that created your family tree and related your family to other Mi’kmaq families that form the Lnu, Mi’kmaq Tribe. Our Mi’kmaq ancestors made the Peace and Friendship Treaties with the Crown prior to the creation of the government of Canada and as a person of Mi’kmaq ancestry, we are Treaty Indians and we have inherited treaty rights from a series of pre-confederate Peace and Friendship treaties that were made by our ancestors with the Crown prior to 1867.
My goal is to complete the history and family tree of the descendants of the founding Mi’kmaq ancestors that lived between the years 1534 and 1867 and to show that in spite of all of the different organizations and groups that have been created today that we the people of Mi’kmaq ancestry, are one Tribe, the L’nu, Mi’kmaq Tribe.