Mi'kmaq Services is mandated to serve as a conduit between the Department of Education and the province's aboriginal communities. To acheive this, Mi'kmaq Services works closely with various branches of the Department of Education and liases with the community through the Council on Mi'kmaq Education, the Tripartite Forum Education Working Group, the Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey Education Working Group, and other organizations.
Mi'kmaq Services was established to work in partnership with the province's Mi'kmaq community, and under the advice of the Council on Mi'kmaq Education, to improve the Department's services to aboriginal learners. The Director of Mi'kmaq Services, while an employee of the Department of Education, will also serve as an advocate for the needs of aboriginal learners in the province.
Mi'kmaq Services works with Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey to provide services to teachers and administrators in Nova Scotia's band-operated schools. Mi'kmaq Services also assists the public school system through professional development and curriculum/resource development to promote the inclusion of Mi'kmaq content and perspectives in all of the province's classrooms.
Mi'kmaq Services is exploring ways to create and enhance opportunities for Mi'kmaq language instruction across the province.
Mi'kmaq Services is a new development in the Department of Education and it is still in the process of becoming fully staffed and operational. This website will act as a portal to the enhancements available for learners in Nova Scotia. Please check back for updated information and resources, or contact us if you have any suggestions.
Career opportunities with Mi'kmaq Services will be posted on CareerBeacon.com.