Andrea Bear Nicholas is Maliseet from Nekwotkok (Tobique First Nation) and holder of the Endowed Chair of Studies of Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B., since 1993.  She has written on colonialism, Native women, education, Maliseet history, treaties, oral traditions, linguicide and immersion education. 

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    While it is assumed that linguicide died with the closure of the last residential school in 1996, in truth it continues as a covert policy into the present. As Roland Chrisjohn stated, “residential schools never ceased operation; they merely changed their clothes, and went back to work.”