The International Year of Indigenous Languages is a United Nations observance that aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world, with an aim to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation. To bring awareness to this important cause, student Emma Stevens and other students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, Cape Breton, recorded Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” in their native Mi’kmaq language.