Ten children from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation spent the week learning Mi’kmaq as part of the community’s first immersion summer camp.
Twelve-year-old Eldon Taylor is already hoping there will be another camp next summer.
“I learned a lot of things, like my language, my original tongue, I learned about my culture, I learned so many things,” he said on Friday.
He said his mother is very happy when he tells her “Kesalul,” which translates to “I love you.”
“She’s really ecstatic when I say that because I never used to talk to her in Mi’kmaq,” he said.
Siblings Xander and Samoqon Perley enjoyed making drums and rattles from moose hide during the camp as learning new words.
“My favourite word is kitpu, it means eagle,” Ten-year-old Xander said.