Humor is a major component of the First Nation's culture. Along with the many other areas of this web site that enables better understanding of our culture, humor remains an integral part of that learning as well. We hope you enjoy the humor being offered for your viewing and if nothing else, may you leave this page with a smile.

If you have a humorous story or joke that you would like to share, email it to me and we will include it in this page.

(Note: Only suitable stories or jokes will be included as an attempt not to offend anyone.)

 

Recipe - The Cop Dance

Ingredients:
1 Mawiomi
1 Designated Area of Land for Drumming and Dancing
1 Or more Drummers
1 Group of Friendly, Fun Loving People of all Ages
1 Or more Elders who are Full of Life
2 Native Police Officers
1 Police Vehicle
1 Beautiful Moonlight Evening

Place vehicle in designated spot of land with lights flashing. Gather fun loving people, Elders and police officers into circle around vehicle. Hold hands and begin moving to the beat of the drum in clockwise direction until Elder says change direction. Continue in this manner until the drum beat stops. During the dance, everyone can sing and laugh throughout the whole time. When done, laugh some more and talk about the joy and fun of doing the "Cop Dance". Purpose: The "Cop Dance" is a way to say thank you to the officers who help to protect us, and our communities. Should make approximately 15 - 30 people very joyous and create a great story to pass on to others.

UPDATE: This "Cop Dance" actually took place in a Mi'kmaq Community back in 2000. Now in 2009, a building has been placed at the same location where the Cop Dance took place. This building is to become the site of an RCMP Satelite Office. Funny how things work out!

 

Joke

A Mi'gmaq from Listuguj was stopped by the game-warden recently with a bucket of nice sea trout leaving the public landing at the Campbellton Wharf.

The game-warden asked the Mi'gmaq, "Do you have a license to catch those trout?"

The Mi'gmaq replied to the game-warden, "No, Sir. These are my pet trout."

"Pet trout?!" the warden replied.

"Yes, Sir. Every night I take these here trout down to the Campbellton Wharf and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump back into their bucket, and I take'em home."

"That's a bunch of bologna! Trout can't do that! Your in trouble for fishing illegally!"

The Mi'gmaq looked at the game-warden for a moment, and then said, "Now, just wait a minute! Here, I'll show you. It really works."

"O.K. I've GOT to see this!." The game-warden was curious now!?

The Mi'gmaq poured the trout back into the water and stood and waited? After several minutes, the game-warden turned to the Mi'gmaq and said, "Well?"

"Well, What?" the Mi'gmaq responded!?

"When are you going to call them back?" The game-warden prompted in irritation.... !?!?

"Call who back?" The Mi'gmaq asked?!?

"The TROUT." "What trout?" The Mi'gmaq asked!?!

...Three Feathers

 

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU ARE A TECHNO-MI'GMAQ

1. You now know a hard drive isn't just the road to Gloscap Mountain!!!
2. You have a Beaded-Zip-Drive!!!
3. You ask chicks for their E-Mail address at Pow-Wows and Gatherings!!!
4. Your mouse is coated with Frybread-Grease!!!
5. Before you attend a Pow-Wow or Gathering, you need to check its Web-Site First!!!
6. Your E-Mail address is: Dances-With-Modems@hotmail.com...!!!
7. You send eeezzzzmail...!!!
8. You think a floppy-disk-slot crammed with sage will somehow increase your Connection-Speed!!!
9. Your snag doesn't want to hear that lame old "My Server is Down" excuse anymore!!!
10. You have several CPUs up-on-blocks in your living-room!!!

...Three Feathers