It has come to my attention that you may well have words of wisdom for New Brunswick Acadians. Your community seems to be doing well and I probably should have thought of asking for advice before. I have the impression that you all have a better way of dealing with some issues than we do. Can you help me here:
What do you do when you cannot get served in English? When it’s the tenth time that day, do you do anything different?
Before you go the hospital or call the ambulance, how do you prepare to be understood – do you call a bilingual child or neighbour, or do you have an app for that?
What do you think has been your best strategy for obtaining service in English?
What measures does your community take to avoid assimilation? Do you worry when you hear your children speaking another language with their friends? What do you do to ensure your community has media in its own language?
What has been your best strategy for the survival of your language?
Because I think this is important to our getting along, I really need for any English New Brunswicker speaking on bilingualism or Acadians to first give me their answers to those questions.