Mikmaki

Legislation enshrines Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language

NOTE: The Mi’kmaw translation of the news release follows

Legislation introduced today, April 7, recognizes Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language and will support efforts to preserve and promote it now and for future generations.

The Mi’kmaw Language Act commits the Province to working closely with Mi’kmaw communities and organizations such as Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey to develop a language revitalization strategy.

The bill establishes a joint committee that will develop a multi-year strategy that identifies priorities and includes steps to reclaim and revitalize the Mi’kmaw language.

The legislation will be proclaimed on a mutually agreeable date with Mi’kmaw leadership, and it will take effect on October 1, Treaty Day.

Additional Resources:

Bills tabled in the legislature are available at:

https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/bills-statutes/bills/assembly-64-session-1

Mi’kmaw Language app:

https://www.kinu.ca/mobile-apps

Translated news release:

Kisi-tplutasik kiskuk, Penatmuiku’s 7, keknuite’tasik Mi’kmaw No’pa Sko’sia-ewey amskwesewey tli’suti aqq apoqnmattaq anko’tasin aqq mlkuktasin nike’ aqq elmi’knik.

Teplutaqn wjit Mi’kmawey Tli’suti elui’tmasultijik Saqmawewa’ki toqi-lukutinew Mi’kmawe’l wutann aqq mtmo’taqne’l nkutey Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey aqq l’tasin kisite’taqn ta’n tli-apaja’tten tli’suti.

Ula ketu’-piskwa’tumk tplutaqn mawitutaq mawio’mi ta’n l’tutaq pikwelipunqekewey kisutasik kisite’taqn ta’n kisaptitaq koqoey maw-nuta’q aqq wiaqa’ttaq ta’n nuta’q apajite’tmumk aqq apaja’tumk Mi’kmawi’suti.

Ula kisi-tplutasik me’sua’tasitew ta’n tujiw kisa’matultijik kaplno’l aqq Mi’kmawe’k nikansutaqatijik me’sua’tunew, aqq na tliatew Wikewiku’s 1, Ankukamkewey Na’kwek.

Anku’kinua’tekemkewe’l:

Ketu’-piskwa’tumkl tplutaqnn etekl:

https://nslegislature.ca/legislative-business/bills-statutes/bills/assembly-64-session-1

Mi’kmaw Language app:

https://www.kinu.ca/mobile-apps