ESKASONI, N.S. — Kiknu, which translates to “our home” in English, had its official sod-turning ceremony in Eskasoni on Friday.
The initiative is a joint funding effort from the federal and provincial governments and the health-care home will incorporate Mi’kmaq language and culture. And for community elder Georgina Doucette it’s very much needed.
“What happens is that when elders are placed in homes off the reserve, they usually just give up living because there’s no contact with the community, no language and hearing that language on a daily basis that’s important,” said the 78-year-old.
“It gives them the reason to keep living.” Full story here.