Ojibwe Language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

Date: 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Lecture Hall, Department of History of Art and Architecture, 485 Broadway

Lectures in Anishinaabe Language & Art


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ojibwe Language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

Anton Treuer
Professor of Ojibwe
Bemidji State University 

Join celebrated author and Ojibwe language activist Dr. Anton Treuer for a deep dive into the use and application of indigenous language research in the writing of history and revitalization of community. Treuer has authored 15 books including award-winning histories Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe and The Assassination of Hole in the Day. His forthcoming book The Language Warrior's Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds is a long-anticipated call to action on indigenous language revitalization. Ojibwe language revitalization efforts have been developing quickly, with the advent of Ojibwe language schools and institutes, the development of Rosetta Stone for Ojibwe, major presses engaging in bilingual and monolingual Ojibwe language publications, historic financial investments in language revitalization by Mille Lacs and other tribes, and a rapidly growing body of scholarship that engages the archives and tribal language speakers in equal measure, catalyzing a greater depth of knowledge about indigenous people and whole new way to approach the academic enterprise.

Lectures in Anishinaabe Language & Art are co-sponsored by Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), the Harvard Committee for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Department of History of Art and Architecture in honor of 2019 The United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages

Also, 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections

Alan Ojiig Corbiere (Biography)
Bne doodemi, M'Chigeeng First Nation
PhD Candidate, York University

Alan is one of GRASAC’s co-founders and has been a key member since the inaugural GRASAC meeting at Carleton in 2005. He has been on numerous museum site visits with the GRASAC team, has supervised GRASAC research assistants as the Executive Director at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, delivered presentations at the last two GRASAC research conferences, and has published an article on GRASAC with Heidi and Ruth called “Wampum Unites Us.”

Alan has been researching Anishinaabe language, cultural practices and material culture for a many years. One area of specialization is diplomacy.  Alan has conducted research on wampum belts with known Anishinaabe associations and is currently a member of the GRASAC PDG pilot project on wampum.  He has also researched medals, gorgets, and other diplomatic gifts.  He has been recording elders and crafts people speaking in Ojibwe about their work.  These videos will be transcribed, translated and snippets eventually included in the GRASAC database.

Lectures in Anishinaabe Language & Art are co-sponsored by Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP), the Harvard Committee for the International Year of Indigenous Languages and Department of History of Art and Architecture in honor of 2019 The United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages

Lectures in Anishinaabe Language and Art