Fort Folly First Nation attempts to bring back Mi’kmaq language – CBC

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Fort Folly First Nation attempts to bring back Mi’kmaq language – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015410 Views

Jul 30, 2015

Elder from Pabineau brought to community to teach local children

A month-long course designed to teach young Mi’kmaq their native language wraps up Thursday.

Brianna Hunter has been taking the course from Mi’kmaq elder Gilbert Sewell for eight years.

“When we come in we don’t have any knowledge at all because no one of my immediate family really speaks Mi’kmaq,” said Hunter, the 19-year-old daughter of Fort Folly Chief Rebecca Knockwood.

“But now you can catch what he’s saying and you understand it a lot more. And we try to teach [the younger] kids the language too.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fort-folly-first-nation-attempts-to-bring-back-mi-kmaq-language-1.3173002

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