Eskasoni woman says now is the time to learn the language

Shanna Francis is 27 years old and from Eskasoni First Nation. She’s a fluent speaker of Mi’kmaq and she even thinks in it. When she hears English, she must translate.

“It’s like a shift of worlds in your head,” said Francis.

She credits her home community for insulating her with the language. Francis loves hiking in the mountains and fishing in the lakes and treasures her home community. And now she’s helping other Mi’kmaq communities revitalize their language. Full story here.

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