People & Culture

Elder Norman Fleury - The history of the Michif language

Episode 5

The author of the Michif Dictionary takes us on a deep dive into the history of the Michif language from its earliest roots in the fur trade up to the present day

  • Mar 09, 2021
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This episode of Paykiiwikay takes a deep dive into the history of the Michif language, from its earliest roots in the fur trade up to the present day, and discusses why Michif language preservation is so important. Our guest is Elder Norman Fleury. He is considered the world’s leading Michif language expert, translator, and knowledge keeper. 

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