The Language of this Land, Mi'kma'ki (2020)

The Language of this Land Mi kma ki The ancient landscapes of Eastern North America are reflected in the language and cultural expressions of its Indigenous peoples the Mi kmaq The rhythms sounds and patterns of their language are ine
  • Title: The Language of this Land, Mi'kma'ki
  • Author: Trudy Sable Bernie Francis William Jones Roger Lewis Leroy Little Bear
  • ISBN: 9781897009499
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ancient landscapes of Eastern North America are reflected in the language and cultural expressions of its Indigenous peoples, the Mi kmaq The rhythms, sounds and patterns of their language are inextricably bound with the seasonal cycles of the animals, plants, winds, skies, waterways and trade routes.The Language of this Land, Mi kma ki is an exploration of Mi kmaw woThe ancient landscapes of Eastern North America are reflected in the language and cultural expressions of its Indigenous peoples, the Mi kmaq The rhythms, sounds and patterns of their language are inextricably bound with the seasonal cycles of the animals, plants, winds, skies, waterways and trade routes.The Language of this Land, Mi kma ki is an exploration of Mi kmaw world view as expressed in language, legends, song and dance Using imagery as codes, these include not only place names and geologic history, but act as maps of the landscape Sable and Francis illustrate the fluid nature of reality inherent in its expression its embodiment in networks of relationships with the landscape integral to the cultural psyche and spirituality of the Mi kmaq.Language has sustained the Mi kmaq to the present day, a product of a lineage of Elders who spoke it, who danced the dances and walked this land, Mi kma ki, carrying its traditions forward despite centuries of cultural disruption, discrimination and degradation.
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    One Reply to “The Language of this Land, Mi'kma'ki”

    1. Learned a lot from this one, though the knowledge is still murky because there is still much unknown by academia about the history of Mi kmaw culture The active, dynamic nature of the verb based and relationship dependent language was particularly interesting to me, and its implications for culture Also the connection between place environment, language and culture, while not unexpected, got the synapses firing.

    2. I chose to read this book because the Mi kmaw culture is part of my heritage and i grew up knowing knowing nothing of it As a writer and a person who holds an understanding around the power language has to shape one s basic experience of reality, I wanted to explore the reality of my ancestors albeit at a great separation through an exploration of their language It offered me great perspective and reference to the culture and their use of storytelling, dance, and song, as well as the dynamic com [...]

    3. A good introduction to issues of Mi kmaq language and art song, dance Writing is a bit uneven, and sometimes felt the writer was intruding upon the subject Contains many research references, but not tight enough to be considered an academic text A good book for the general public Surprised and disappointed there were not references to sources in Membertou and Eskasoni Best discovery our river may not be jujiktu kwejk, but jujijuia tijik acting like a snake.

    4. An excellent current and very readable book on the ancient lands of Mi kma ki, its language, knowledge systems, and the cultural expression of its Indigenous peoples, the Mi kmaq, who have carried their traditions forward despite centuries of cultural disruption, discrimination and degradation.

    5. Provides a perspective on First Nation s language from the perspective of the people who speak it A valuable resource from the point of view of anthropological linguistics.

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