Linguist says Mi'kmaq were conditioned to believe speaking their language would hold them back

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In this wide-ranging conversation about the Mi'kmaw language, linguist and elder Bernie Francis talks about everything from the impact of residential schools to the reasons a bus is an inanimate noun in Membertou but an animate noun 40km away in Eskasoni.

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