Cape Breton Island

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an island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia

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When the event Cape Bretoners spent the last 34 years dreading finally took place this January it and carried all the dramatic impact of a damp dishrag.
"At the same time, I didn't want to lose the traditional aspect so I decided to do one album, totally devoted to that, it's for the Cape Bretoners, so they can have that, that's what they know me for.
The proposal outraged Cape Bretoners and was shelved after a site visit in August by federal Environment Minister Sergio Marchi, provincial Environment Minister Don Downe, federal Health Minister David Dingwall and provincial Health Minister Bernie Boudreau.
Recent publications outline family connections fully and assure a continuing record of Loyalist families among Cape Bretoners.
* Speaking of books, I have just received a copy of Cape Bretoners in the First World War (thanks, Colonel Ted Slaney).
For this book, Feintuch (folklore and English, University of New Hampshire) interviewed 22 Cape Bretoners who are involved in the region's efforts to use its traditional culture as an engine to revitalize its economy.
The author reads the festival as an intervention on several levels: as part of a set of contests and contrasts by which Cape Bretoners articulate their identities and heritages; as a medium by which Celticity is defined and shaped as a transnational cultural discourse; as one arm of a strategy by which island entrepreneurs are repositioning Cape Breton as central within global tourist flows; and as a means by which a relatively cold northern landscape is made attractive through a discursive linkage with the pleasing imagery of autumn foliage in scenic mountain and highland topography.
No amount of factual argument or insistent presentation of actual history, it seems, has altered the stereotypic view of Cape Bretoners as lazy, dependent, reactionary troublemakers.
Despite the fact that Gaelic could legally have been used as the classroom language, increasing contact with the school system brought Cape Bretoners the message that Gaelic was not the language of "educated people," nor of mainstream Nova Scotian society (Mertz 1982: 69).
If the Cape Bretoners are against a strike, there isn't going to be one.
"Cape Bretoners talk about their music representing a purer and older Scottish style and repertoire than the music played these days in Scotland" (5).
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