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Nova Scotia indigenous couple teaches the cast of Vikings to speak in Mi’kmaw –

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2021259 Views

Making realistic the communication that would have taken place between the indigenous people of Vinland and the Norsemen

Mar 19, 2021

The Mi’kmaw language – an indigenous language spoken by nearly 9,000 people in Canada –  was incorporated into the sixth season of Vikings, thanks to an Eskasoni couple from Nova Scotia who made it happen.

History Channel’s TV show Vikings tells a story about the adventures of renowned Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok and his people in the year 800. Apart from other plot lines, the sixth and final season unfolds around the Vikings’ trips to North America, where they face the Beothuk, aboriginal people of Newfoundland who have now long been extinct.

The last known member of the Beothuk community, Shawnadithit, died in 1829. For many years, indigenous people in Newfoundland have claimed they are descendants of the Beothuk, according to the CBC.

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