About Janine

Janine Metallic, a Mi’gmaq from Listuguj, Quebec, is a PhD candidate in McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Janine’s PhD research focuses on the language stories and experiences of young adult Mi’gmaq who are learning their heritage language as a second language. Currently, Janine is working part-time as a Mi’gmaq language consultant in the Department of Linguistics.

Reclaiming Indigenous Education through Language and Culture

APTN National News recently featured a three-part series on how the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia are reclaiming their education. It’s great to see how communities are providing a solid foundation for students through Indigenous language and culture programs.

To view the video clip on the APTN website, click on the following link: Mi’kmaq reclaiming what was lost through education.

The Language of This Land, MI’KMA’KI

This week, there will be a book launch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a new book co-authored by Saint Mary’s University anthropology professor Dr. Trudy Sable and Mi’kmaw linguist, Dr. Bernie Francis: The Language of this Land, MI’KMA’KI.

From the Saint Mary’s University press release:

“In The Language of this Land, Mi’kma’ki, Sable and Francis examine the role of language, legends, song and dance in sustaining the Mi’kmaq to the present day. Despite centuries of cultural disruption, Mi’kmaw traditions and spirituality have been preserved by Elders in the words they spoke, the dances they danced and the land they walked. With this book, Dr. Sable and Dr. Francis have taken the next step in this journey of preservation.”

According to the press release, a book launch for The Language of this Land MI’KMA’KI will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Library, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, NS), Room 135 at 4:00 p.m. The book will be available for purchase at the launch. The launch is hosted by the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies and Cape Breton University Press.

For more information about the book, click on the following: Cape Breton University Press.