Jeddore, Roderick J, (2000).Investigating the Restoration of the Mi’kmaq Language and Culture on the First Nation reserve of Miawpukek, Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
His thesis is a direct result of a need in his community to research the problems of continued Mi’kmaq culture and language loss. Jeddore speaks eloquently about the colonialization efforts of the Europeans, the issues surrounding the reserve system and then the ultimate assimilation policy of the residential schools. The Residential school policy, where most of the cultural damage was done to Aboriginal people, that included their spiritual and language loss, Jeddore makes a plea to use the existing school system on his reserve to restore the Mi’kmaq language.
The issues surrounding Mi’kmaq language loss for Mi’kmaq communities is a huge one. Students have felt a lack of connection to their culture and it is with this work that Jeddore hopes to remedy. 146 pages, 5 chapters, which includes an extensive bibliography