Ka'kwet is a member of Mi'kmaq nation, the daughter of Aluk and Oqwatnuk, and the older sister of Kitpu and Mimikej.


Ka'kwet meets Anne in A Secret Which I Desired To Desire. Her father is selling hockey sticks to the boys at an ice pool. When Anne sees the two Mi'kmaq people, she's curious and asks if she can do an article for the newspaper about them and their sticks. Ka'kwet gives her instructions on how to get to the village, and Anne says the instructions sound "like a poetic paradise." When Ka'kwet and her dad leave, it's clear Ka'kwet has taken a liking to Anne.

Later that day, Anne arrives at the village. Ka'kwet greets her, and Anne introduces her to Belle - the horse she rode there. Anne asks what Ka'kwet's name is, and Ka'kwet tells her. Anne say's she's just "plain old Anne." Then Ka'kwet tells her that if she could choose a name for Anne it would be Melkita'ulamun - strong and brave heart. Anne declares she loves the name and the two girls continue talking. Ka'kwet shows her around the village and Anne collects a lot of information about the Mi'kmaq people. Ka'kwet introduces Anne to her family, and Anne greets them happily. Ka'kwet compliments Anne's scarf, and Anne says she loves Ka'kwet's hair ties. They decide to trade, and Ka'kwet braids Anne's hair with the hair ties. While her hair is being braided, Anne asks Ka'kwet to teach her more of her language. By the time Anne leaves, she has made a new friend.

Later, when Ka'kwet is leaving for the religious school, Anne comes to see her off and gives her one of her old dresses, which Ka'kwet loves. Anne tries to visit Ka'kwet at the school, but is told she cannot see her yet.

When Ka'kwet's parents go to the Cuthbert's house to tell them what happened, Anne quickly decides to help them and convinces Mathew and Marilla to help. When Anne, Mathew, Aluk, and Oqwatnuk arrive at the school, they are threatened and told to leave. Ka'kwet's parents decide to camp out at the school to see if they can get their daughter back. Anne wants to too, but Mathew tells her they need to go home and can home back in a couple weeks to try again.

Though the two girls are never reunited, it's clear that Anne won't rest until she can save her friend.

Physical appearanceEdit

Ka'kwet is a Mi'kmaq girl who appears to be about twelve. When the show starts, her hair is styled in two black braids. She wears the clothes of her people. When she is taken away to the religious school, her hair is cropped to chin-length and she's given bangs. She wears the same clothes as girls back then, which are very different than her own.





Anne Shirley-CuthbertEdit


Ka'kwet mentions that her name means sea star.

Behind the scenesEdit



  • The CBC website describes her as, A pretty young Mi’kmaq girl whose bright, adventurous nature identifies her as a kindred spirit to Anne. The two girls become fast friends, but Ka’kwet and her community are faced with danger as their way of life is increasingly under attack .[2]
  • The casting call describes Ka'kwet as, Indigenous. About 10, she’s an independent, confident, and determined pretty young woman. She has a basic command of English. A kindred spirit to Anne, she is outspoken in her passion. A protector of the small and lover of nature.[3]


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 14 images of Ka'kwet (view gallery).


Season 3 (Anne with an E)


  1. In "Great and Sudden Change" it is revealed that she is around 12. That episode takes place in July 1899.

See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · William Barry · Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Marilla Cuthbert
Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Ka’kwet · Sebastian Lacroix · Rachel Lynde · Cole Mackenzie · Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye
Anne Shirley · Miss Stacy
Minor characters
Aluk · Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Minnie May Barry · Josephine Barry
Mr. Baynard · Mrs. Baynard · Father Beck · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Cecile Chaminade · Constance
Michael Cuthbert · Doctor · Mr. Dunlop · Malcolm Frost · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Elijah Hanford
Jeannie · Mary Joe · Jocelyn · Kitpu · Delphine Lacroix · Hazel Lacroix · Mary Lacroix · Caleb Lynde · Thomas Lynde
Madam Lyudmila · Mrs. Mackenzie · Sister Maria · Matron · Mimikej · Minister · Mrs. Morrison · Nathaniel · Older Girl · Oqwatnuk
Paul #1 · Paul #2 · Pawnbroker · Mrs. Pye · Miss Rogerson · Rollings · Winifred Rose · Charlie Sloane · Mrs. Spencer
Moody Spurgeon · Mrs. Spurgeon · Stationmaster · Dr. Ward · Woman in Blue Top Hat
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