The Language of This Land, Mi'kma'ki is an exploration of Mi’kmaq worldview as expressed through language, legends and stories, song and dance, and traditional knowledge. Mi’kmaki refers to the territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory includes the island of Newfoundland, all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, much of New Brunswick and the Gaspé, and part of northeastern Maine. Authors Trudy Sable and Bernie Francis collaborate and bring together their academic training and knowledge of this language to assist readers with understanding the territory, culture and knowledge of the Mi’kmaq people. The importance of realizing this language expresses its basic truths through the complexity of the verb. English language stress the importance of the nouns. To illustrate this the authors introduce details about the landscape, geology, and relationships in the first chapter. Simple naming of the land’s geography in Mi’kmaq and English reveals the essential truth. Language has sustained the Mi’kmaq to the present day, and takes its strength from the generations of Elders who spoke it, who danced the dances and walked this land, Mi’kma’ki. Carrying its traditions forward despite centuries of colonization, discrimination and overall lack of interest, this book presents reasons why students, and adults with Mi’kmaw ancestry should learn their traditional language. The general population as well as academics need an understanding of this Indigenous language in order to truly comprehend Mi’kmaq culture and traditional knowledge. With a foreword by Leroy Little Bear, Chair of Native American Studies, Lethbridge University, this book includes maps, colour photographs, references and a helpful index. Shortlisted for the 2013 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing. Highly Recommended.