Calvin Racette – Losing the Michif Language
In this episode, Elder Calvin Racette teaches us about why Michif language is endangered today, the Road Allowance experience, and how racism and exclusion affected him and the language.
Elder Calvin Racette
“The language of commerce was always English. Michif was never allowed…there was no place for it. They never taught it in schools. It never got endorsed in any of the universities…it was just ignored.”