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Introduction

Throughout the east coast of what is now North America, many Aboriginal societies suffered because of diseases and warfare brought by people from Europe. Very few Aboriginal societies on the East Coast were able to survive. One that survived is the Mi'kmaq. There are now Mi'kmaq communities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and the island of Newfoundland. The Mi'kmaq language is still spoken in some communities.  
  John Sark, chief of the Prince Edward Island Mi'kmaq from 1910 to 1930

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