Mi’kmaq instructor is spreading the language to maintain his tradition alive

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Mi’kmaq language keepers John Dennis and Maynard Marshall meet each Tuesday on the tribal elder home to show their expertise, particularly to different tribe members, hoping to maintain this a part of their tradition alive. 

Some individuals convey their infants to the category to allow them to hear the language being spoken, they usually all take what they’ve realized again to their very own households.

Academics tried to instill the Mi’kmaq language and maintain it flowing so it wouldn’t be misplaced when Dennis was rising up in Nova Scotia, he mentioned. That need for preservation prompted Bangor Excessive Faculty to pilot a Native language course this spring. Faculty officers selected Dennis to show the course and hope someday to incorporate it as an everyday providing.