First nation endeavors to keep Maliseet language alive and well
TOBIQUE FIRST NATION – The Maliseet language was once in danger of disappearing because only the older members of Tobique First Nation knew and could speak it. But for the past few years it has become clear that Tobique’s residents wouldn’t let that happen.
On April 29, an enthusiastic audience gathered in the bingo hall to hold the Spring Social for the Negoot-gook Language Initiative and follow it with a feast.
The effort, sponsored by the Wellness Centre and Mah-Sos School, is a three-pronged approach involving the teaching of the language to school-aged children and adults, and combining the approaches to emphasize the whole family learning to speak the language