Murdena Marshall speaks
"I like the Mi'kmaq language, I love it dearly, it's my first love. I like my Mi'kmaq thought influenced by my language, without my language I wouldn't have a Mi'kmaq thought. ... I'll never break my teachings. This is who I am and this is how I'll die. I can never escape my Mi'kmaq thoughts, it can never be taken away from me and it could never be squashed in my self-conscience. So those things are very important to me. To me the word Mi'kmaq is just a word, but all that it encompasses that word is dear to me".