Friday, October 11, 2013

Mi'kmaq Language Project Receives Funding From Ottawa

A Mi'kmaq language project is receiving financial help from Ottawa. South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy announced $66,060 to the Mi'kmaq Burial Grounds Research & Restoration Association today at Fort Point in LaHave. The funding will allow the association to offer an intensive language training program to 20 people. It has four phases and will be offered over a nine-month period. Phase one will be a five-day language immersion retreat, and phase two will be a Sunday language class lasting for 30 weeks. Phases three and four consist of activities and tools that will enhance participants' speaking, listening, and reading skills. Keddy calls the program a great opportunity for the Mi'kmaq language to be seen and heard within the community.