Ask an Elder: What do you call the winter months in the Mi’kmaw language?

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Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains a few winter words and the stories behind them.

Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains a few winter words

Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis explains a few winter words and the stories behind them. 2:50

How do the Mi’kmaq in Atlantic Canada observe the winter season?

In the CBC Indigenous video series Ask an Elder, Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis shares the names of the winter months and the stories behind them. 

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Nic Meloney

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Nic Meloney is a Wolastoqew video journalist raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia/Mi’kma’ki. Email him at nic.meloney@cbc.ca or follow him on Twitter @nicmeloney.

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