Immersion key to preserving traditional Wolastoqey language – CBC

Immersion key to preserving traditional Wolastoqey language – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2022177 Views

Andrea Bear Nicholas says very few fluent speakers remain

Jul 11, 2022

The key to preserving the traditional language of the Wolastoqey nation is immersion, says a well-known Wolastoqey language rights advocate.

“No language will survive unless there are schools in the language,” Andrea Bear Nicholas said.

“And I’m not talking about teaching the language. I’m talking about learning in the language.”

Bear Nicholas has been promoting immersion for more than 25 years and she still believes it’s the answer. The difference now is that time is running out.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/immersion-key-preserving-wolastoqey-1.6515154

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