Tomorrow is the big day! We are in Montreal, Canada, hosting the “Indigenous Languages: Heritage and Spirit / Langues autochtones: patrimoine et esprit” panel as part of the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Below is the updated list of speakers, and all of the details and speaker bios are available on the event page:
- Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey (Kanien’kehá:ka turtle clan): language instructor in Kahnawà:ke, Mohawk Territory.
- Leith Mahkewa (Oneida / Hopi): facilitator at the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center in Kahnawà:ke, Mohawk Territory.
- Chelsea Vowel (Métis from Plains Cree, Alberta): language learner, activist, advocate and writer at âpihtawikosisân.com.
- Manon Tremblay (Muskeg Lake Cree, Saskatchewan): Linguist and Director of the Cree Language Commission, Grand Council of Crees, Quebec.
- Anna Luisa Daigneault, researcher and project coordinator at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.
- Louise Halfe Sky Dancer (Cree): poet, writer, indigenous rights advocate, Saskatchewan Poet Laureate
- Jacques Newashish (Atikamekw Nation): artist, singer, storyteller, teacher.
- Vera Wabegijig: Nishnaabe mother, writer and Anishnaabemowin language learner from Mississauga First Nation residing on Algonquin Anishnaabe Unceded Territory now known as Ottawa.
- Melody McKiver: Anishinaabe multi-instrumentalist, improviser, interdisciplinary media artist and writer.
Learn more on our event page!
Learn more about the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: http://www.cfsw.ca/