Nova Scotia Museum
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection


Special thanks are due to Dr. Ruth Holmes Whitehead for the decades of work she has contributed to educating people about the Mi'kmaq First Nations and their culture, and for the twenty-five years she has spent developing the Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection. Thanks are also due to, David Christianson, who, with Dr. Whitehead, has been an invaluable resource, providing consultation, encouragement and exposure of the site. Thanks also to Stephen Powell and Kevin Thomas, who have provided many hours of editorial and technical support, further strengthening the clarity of this site.

We also thank:

Joan Prosper and Deborah Ginnish from the Micmac Association of Cultural Studies for their reviews and suggestions. The Micmac Association Of Cultural Studies for their interest in and review of this site. Numerous individuals who have provided images. We thank them but have not linked their names here in order to protect their privacy. And, the following participating institutions that have provided images.


Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum

PO Box 925

Middleton, NS B0S 1P0


Tel: 902-825-6116

Fax: 902-825-0531

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4


Tel: 613-996-5115 or 866-578-7777

Fax: 613-995-6274

(National Archives of Canada)

DesBrisay Museum

PO Box 353

Bridgewater, NS B4V 2W9


Tel: 902-543-4033


Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office

PO Box 1000

Charlottetown, PE C1A 7M4


Tel: 902-368-4290

Fax: 902-368-5544

Legislative Library

Province House

2nd Floor

1726 Hollis Street

Halifax, NS B3J 2P8

Tel: 902-424-5932

Fax: 902-424-0574

Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

2 Kent St.

Charlottetown, PE C1A 1M6

Tel: 902-368-6600

Fax: 902-368-6600

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water Street

Halifax, NS B3J 1S3


Tel: 902-424-7490

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management

6016 University Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 1W4


Tel: 902-424-6060

Fax: 902-424-0628

(Public Archives of Nova Scotia)

McCord Museum of Canadian History

Photo Services

690 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, QC H3A 1E9

Tel: 514-398-7100

Learning Resources and Technology

3770 Kempt Road

Halifax, NS B3K 4X8

Phone: 902-424-2462

Fax: 902-424-0633

Parks Canada, Atlantic Regional Office

Historic Properties

Upper Water Street

Halifax, NS B3J 1S9

Tel: 902-426-9509


Contact: Rob Ferguson, Archaeology

Sunrise Trail Museum

216 Main Street

Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0


Tel: 902-657-3007

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