This month's episode is the second of a two-part series on the state of Indigenous languages in New Brunswick. We examine efforts to revive and preserve the Wolastoquey and Mi'kmaq languages through the education curriculum and cultural practices. We speak with Imelda Perley, a Wolastoquey elder, and a leader in the push to save her language. We also talk to several learners, and take a trip to a sweat lodge to learn how language is passed on through traditional ceremonies.
This month's episode is the first of a two-part series on the state of Indigenous languages in New Brunswick. We start off by looking at how decades of English-only policies have resulted in a near dissaperance of native speakers. We speak with Imelda Perley, a Wolastoquey elder, and Nancy Harn, a Mi'kmaq woman from Eel River Bar First Nation.
For December's episode, we examine the problem of homelessness in Fredericton. We take a visit to the city's tent encampment, to meet the residents, and talk with Warren Maddox, executive director of Fredericton Homeless Shelters. We also speak with Eric Weissman, a professor at the University of New Brunswick – Saint John, who is conducting research on homelessness amongst post-secondary students.
This month we dig into the politics of climate change. We speak with David Coon, the leader of the New Brunswick Green Party and Donald Wright, a political scientist at the University of New Brunswick. We also chat with Louise Comeau, a researcher who sits on the federal government’s expert panel on climate change adaptation.