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The Language of This Land, Mi'kma'ki

Trudy Sable and Bernie Francis

There is a new book that studies the language of the people that's been written by Trudy Sable and Bernie Francis.

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.

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