Anne Marie (Unknown) Mi'kmaq was a Canadian First Peoples and member of the Mi'kmaq Nation.
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Name: Anne Marie’s last name is unknown. No surname was mentioned in the censuses. She was given the name Mi’kmaq, the name of her tribe, to honor her native heritage.
Anne-Marie was born around 1631 and was most likely born into a First Nations (aboriginal) family.
Anne-Marie married twice. First, she married a Frenchman with the surname Pinet. They married around 1653 and had one child, Philippe, who was born around 1654.
Pinet died around 1655 and Anne-Marie married René Rimbault. Between 1656 and 1675 they had seven children, probably all born in Port Royal:
At the time of the first Acadian census in 1671, the family was living in Port-Royal, Acadia (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada). Fifty-five-year-old René, a ploughman ("laboureur"), and 40-year-old Anne-Marie were living with five young children ages 5 to 16. The eldest, Philippe, was her son from her previous marriage with Pinet. Twelve arpents of their land was cultivated and they had 12 cattle and 9 sheep.
In 1678, 4 arpents of their land was cultivated and they had 7 cattle.  By 1686, François, Jeanne, Marie, and Françoise were no longer in the family home. René was 70 years of age, and Anne-Marie was 61. Anne, René and Madeleine lived with them. The family had 1 gun, 8 arpents, 6 cattle, 5 sheep, and 6 hogs. 
René and Anne-Marie did not appear on 1693 or later Acadian censuses, so it's assumed they died before then.
DNA. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify her origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported, that her descendant(s) had a haplogroup of A2f. I don't know the details re how many of her descendants were tested but the haplogroup indicates Amerindian origins. Lucie Leblanc Constantino reported one result and maternal family tree here. Ongoing test results are also reported here.
mtDNA. The Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project is pleased to report new matching, haplogroup A2f1a mtDNA results for matrilineal descendants of Anne Marie. here. Matching mtDNA results, where descendants report mother-to-mother lines of descent from Anne Marie, have been confirmed through genealogy research and advanced, full mitochondrial sequence DNA test results submitted by matrilineal descendants of this line -- who belong to the A2f1a haplogroup, Native.
Before 1605 First Nations Peoples occupy the region around the Te'wapskik (Mi'kmaq name for Dauphin/Annapolis River) for thousands of years using it as an overland route
1605 French found first permanent European settlement in North America, north of St. Augustin Florida, and build the Port-Royal Habitation.
1613 Samuel Argall, a Virginia privateer, burns the Port-Royal Habitation, starting a 150 year battle between the French and English in the area. The French continue to maintain a presence
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Anne Marie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: