The Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits database is a collection of portraits and illustrations in various media, of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k, which simply means 'the people,' 'human beings.' Their present name, Mi'kmaq, derives from nikmaq, meaning 'my kin-friends.'
This website features 660 selections from the Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Database. The complete database at the Nova Scotia Museum is designed to be a reference catalogue, currently providing access to more than 1,100 extant Mi'kmaq portraits in different media.