Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Another Canadian First Nation Community Language Program

The First Nation Mi'kmaq community of St. George's Bay in the Canadian province of Newfoundland is setting up its own Mi'kmaq language immersion pilot program for primary schools. Jasen Benwah, Benoit First Nation chief, said he knows of many First Nation Mi'kmaq families ready to enroll their children in the program. The ultimate goal, Benwah said, is to have the program implemented in all area schools with a large number of Canadian First Nation Mi'kmaq students. "I'm not saying we don't want to give our kids a modern education, and we don't want to go back in time and live in wigwams," Benwah said. "We want to move forward, but we need to embrace our culture and history and still move forward."

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