December 13 2019 8:48am

Liberal MP asks question in Mi’kmaw language in House of Commons

Liberal MP Jaime Battiste, the country’s first Mi’kmaw Member of Parliament, asked his first question in the House of Commons on Thursday in his own language. Battiste asked about support for Indigenous languages, which Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller thanked him in Mi’kmaq for his question and highlighted the government’s commitment to Indigenous languages.

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