Mi’kmaq, recognized as the original language of Nova Scotia

Mi’kmaq is officially recognized as the original language of Nova Scotia, and Prime Minister Tim Houston has joined the 13 chiefs to make an official proclamation. Mi’kmaq grammar July 17th.

“Today was an opportunity to get together in the community and celebrate our partnership with Mi’kmaq, which co-developed the law,” said Houston. statement July 17, “This Declaration is another important milestone on the path to reconciliation.”

The law was passed by the Nova Scotia State Assembly in April 2022 with the aim of “recognizing, promoting and supporting the activation of Mi’kmaq.” The law is scheduled to come into effect on October 1.

At the ceremony at First Nations in Canada, the Mi’kmaq chiefs signed a resolution to uphold and uphold state law on behalf of the community.

In addition to language revitalization, Mi’kmaq Language also establishes the Mi’kmaq Language Commission to promote indigenous culture and visibility throughout the state. The committee consists of the Nova Scotia Government, Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, and other members of the Mi’kmaq community in the state.

According to the 2016 census, Mi’kmaq has about 7,000 live speakers. Spoken in Mi’kmaq’s territory, which spans Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, and parts of Quebec.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a reporter for the Epoch Times based in Toronto.