JHI Home
About Us
Research Communities
Fellowships & Calls for Funding
Working Groups
Humanities At UofT
Events and Exhibitions

Language and Identity

Language and Identity
170 St. George St. Room 100
Time: Mar 21st, 5:30 pm End: Mar 22nd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Music, Faculty of , Linguistics (FAS), Indigenous, Humanities, French and Linguistics (UTSC), Environment, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Canada, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS)
Symposium 3 in the series Speech Acts & Joyous Utterances: Indigenous Tribalographies

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages, and the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives are pleased to present:

Language & Identity

This is the third symposium in the series Speech Acts and Joyous Utterances: Translating, Teaching, Learning and Living, Indigenous Tribalographies

Friday 21 March, 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Address:  Dr. William Woodworth

Conversations in the Water Washed Immanence of the Onekórha [wampum]: Repositories of the Haudenausaunee Relational Knowledge Base

This talk will address the understanding of the Guswentha -- Two Row Wampum.  The receptive consciousness of the Good Mind, Gaywe:io and our intimate integrated relationship with all Creation held in the language are absolutely crucial to its deep and accurate translation. Although Dr. Woodsworth is not fluent in the Mohawk or Cayuga languages he will attempt to convey the spirit of interpretation as a model for approaching all Aboriginal traditional knowledge.

Reception to follow.  The keynote address is free and open to all; registration is not required.


Saturday 22 March, 1:00--4:00 p.m.

Workshop with Grafton Antone, Eileen Antone, and Dawn Antone

Joyous Utterances: Ukwehunwenia

A multidisciplinary, hands-on workshop in which we will explore Oneida dance, song, speech, and material culture (such as beads and wampum) through the TPR Method and through the art of writing in On^yotehakaneha.

The workshop is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.  Please email Taylor MacLean to register.

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION OF WORKSHOP:  Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies, 79 St. George Street.


Download flyer [pdf]



About JHI | Contact JHI | UofT | Follow us on Twitter twitter icon

Copyright © 2011-2014 University of Toronto. Jackman Humanities Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Tel: (416) 978-7415 Fax: (416) 946-7434, 170 St. George Street, Tenth Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 2M8