Albert Marshall Author Education Canada Magazine

Albert Marshall

Elder and Honorary Doctorate, Mi'kmaw Nation

Localisation : Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall lives in the community of Eskasoni in Unama’ki – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the Traditional Territory of Mi’kma’ki. Although an ex-inmate of Canada’s residential school system, Albert has long worked passionately and tirelessly to promote Mi’kmaw language and knowledge along with cross-cultural understandings, reconciliation, and healing. In recognition of Albert’s work – often conducted in conjunction with his wife Elder Murdena – Honorary Doctorates were conferred upon Albert and Murdena by Cape Breton University in 2009.