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When a Q sounds like H, you must be speaking Mi’kmaq – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201873 Views

Flat Bay teachers have learned the language and are helping others to speak it

Apr 13, 2018

Two Newfoundlanders who taught themselves to speak Mi’kmaq are now teaching others in an effort to preserve the Indigenous languages that were once spoken widely across Canada.

Marcella Williams and Shane Snook were invited to offer a series of workshops at Identify, an Indigenous arts and culture festival hosted by Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s.

Learning and teaching Mi’kmaq has not only been a way to hold on to a piece of their heritage for themselves and others, but also to gain a greater understanding of the lives their ancestors lived, they told the St. John’s Morning Show.

“It just felt like there was a piece missing,” said Williams.

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