Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 14

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of Nova Scotia"

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October 2, 2023

Residential schools tried to eradicate Mi’kmaw. The language needs help to survive

Teaching Mi’kmaw is essential, and educator Noreen Sylliboy wants more provincial support CBC Indigenous: Teacher Noreen Sylliboy stands in front of a class of Grade 5 students and starts with a simple lesson that names the days of the week and the seasons, speaking in a language that only a few thousand Nova Scotians know.  She...

October 29, 2021

Legislation to make Mi’kmaq first language

Government of Nova Scotia – Mi’kmaq is Nova Scotia’s first language and legislation next spring will help preserve, revitalize and promote it. The government will start working immediately with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, the collective voice for Mi’kmaq education, and other Mi’kmaq organizations and communities to develop legislation to support this effort....

July 13, 2021

Indigenous Language Cultures Program

Ku’Ku’Kwes News – Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey will be in charge of administering $513,492 in funds for various programs and projects under the federal Indigenous Language Cultures Program to revive and preserve the Mi’kmaw language in the province. The federal funds will go towards supporting multiple projects with First Nation schools, communities and organizations in Nova Scotia. Some...

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