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Speech Acts and Joyous Utterances: Translating, Teaching, Learning and Living Indigenous Tribalographies

Speech Acts and Joyous Utterances: Translating, Teaching, Learning and Living Indigenous Tribalographies
170 St. George Street, Room 100
Time: Jun 19th, 4:00 pm End: Jun 22nd, 4:15 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Religion, Study of (FAS), Linguistics (FAS), Indigenous, History (FAS), Ethics, Environment, English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada, Anthropology (FAS)
Conference featuring keynote address by Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts is pleased to present

Speech Acts and Joyous Utterances: Translating,Teaching, Living and Learning Indigenous Tribalographies Conference

As Indigenous people in Canada struggle to revitalize and preserve our languages, we are faced with some interesting challenges. Regardless of our level of proficiency with an Aboriginal language, learners and teachers alike are carried into the necessary project of translation—translation of treaties (paper, wampum, covenant chains, medals), of earth works, or of oral archives (story, song, regalia, ceremonial objects).
The “written” archives that have been left for Indigenous peoples across Canada present those of us who labor to recover our cultural legacies with unique challenges and compelling questions. Sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, the conference will bring together community members, scholars, speakers and students of Indigenous languages to engage with the questions and challenges that speak to the acquisition and preservation of Indigenous languages.

Download conference program and schedule [pdf]

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This event is free and open to all.  For further information and to register, please see the event website at http://aboriginalstudies.utoronto.ca, or contact the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at (416) 978-2211.

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