Free Mi’kmaw language class offered for Indigenous P.E.I. residents – CBC

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Free Mi’kmaw language class offered for Indigenous P.E.I. residents – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 202243 Views

Sep 06, 2022

‘Everybody is worried that they might say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing’

Indigenous people on P.E.I. who don’t already speak the Mi’kmaw language can now get started on learning it at UPEI, at no cost.

The course is being offered as part of UPEI’s commitment to truth and reconciliation.

Among the 94 calls to action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015 was one urging post-secondary institutions to develop courses on Indigenous languages.

“UPEI offers this course in peace and friendship, and we hope it will allow participants to learn and share knowledge from the comfort of their homes and Indigenous communities,” Gary Evans, interim dean of the Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies, said in a news release.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-free-mikmaw-language-course-1.6573462

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