Mi’kmaq woman uses social media to spark language revival

APTN National News
A Mi’kmaq woman is using social media to kick start a language revival.

Last year, she started posting videos with the hashtag – #speakmikmaq.

The videos have gone viral.

As APTN’s Trina Roache reports it’s more than a language lesson it’s a about creating a cultural connection.

Video Journalist

Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.