NEW Exhibitions on Indigenous Languages, Nov 11-18 in Stauffer Library foyer

Two exhibits from the Canadian Language Museum (www.languagemuseum.ca) will be on display in the Stauffer Library foyer from November 11-18, organized jointly by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

The exhibits are Speaking the Inuit Way and Cree: The People’s Language. Both exhibits introduce viewers to a range of information, including details of the languages’ writing systems, aspects of their grammatical structures, variation across communities, and the future of the languages. The Cree exhibit also includes audio clips from dialects spoken in different communities across Canada.

In conjunction with the display of these exhibits, on November 15 three talks will take place in Douglas Library (main floor, Rm. 405) from 12:15-1:45. Dr. Noel McDermott (LLCU) will speak about Inuktitut, Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Faculty of Education) will speak about Anishinaabemowin (Cree), and Nathan Brinklow (LLCU) will speak about Mohawk.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Elizabeth MacKenzie Shemilt Fund for Indigenous Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Bronwyn Bjorkman, bronwyn.bjorkman@queensu.ca