Micmac of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 7,760

ROP3 Code: 106612
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Mi'kmaq - (mic)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 2,000

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 300

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Brief Profile

The Micmac, also known as the Mi'kmaq, L'nu and Mi'kmaw, are an indigenous First Nations people who predominantly reside in Canada's Maritime Provinces and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. They call this region Mi'kma'ki. Others today live in Newfoundland and the northeastern region of Maine.

Canada has 28 separate groups of Micmac, but only one Micmac tribe is recognized, the 1000 member plus Aroostook Band of Micmac in northern Maine which received state recognition in 1973 with federal status following in 1991.

Because of the 1794 Jay Treaty between Great Britain and the United States, the Micmac have the right to move freely back-and forth across the US-Canada border. Many have chosen to leave the Canadian Maritimes in favor of the northeastern United States.

Presently, more than 2,000 Micmac reside in the greater Boston area (making them one of the largest Native American groups in New England). Several hundred more live in New York City.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work in the minds and hearts of Micmac to understand and receive the message of Christ.
  • Pray Micmac Christians will boldly share the message of Christ with unreached Micmac and other unreached First Nations peoples.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Native Americans - Worldview and Trends
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA2,000
United StatesBergenfieldNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ300