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Identify: Mi’kmaw Adult Language Class
April 12 - April 13
(Part of Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Art & Culture. Identify is a two week, multi-venue festival happening April 8-22. Please visit Eastern Edge Gallery’s website for a full schedule.)
April 12th @ 5-7 PM
Basic orthography (alphabet, sounds, letter combinations, basic words) – how to read and write basic Smith Francis orthography.
Cox & Palmer Second Space.
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/
Adult Class Registration Fee: $35 per class, or $50 for both.
Children’s Class Registration Fee: $20 per family
*Registration fees are waived for individuals who self-identify as Indigenous. Fees help to cover Festival operating costs.
Shane Snook: Certified by Grenfell as a basic orthography teacher, Shane has been learning the language for roughly 5 years. He is an office administration student who has been working to produce learning materials in his spare time. Presently, Shane volunteers regularly with several cultural groups and teaching language basics in his community.
Marcella Williams: Certified by Grenfell as a basic orthography teacher, Marcella has been working teaching language with No’kmaq Village for roughly 4 years and was one of the first to begin learning the language locally roughly 8 years ago. She is a trained multi-media artist and volunteers her time with several cultural groups and language groups.
Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Art & Culture aims to create space for Indigenous voices and expression, bringing together Indigenous arts and culture professionals from the theatre, film, literature, visual, culinary and textile art communities of Newfoundland and Labrador while giving time and space to reinforce their history and current experience. Identify will share and showcase the traditional and contemporary artistic and cultural practices of the Mi’kmaq people of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Inuit, the Innu, the Southern Inuit of Nunatukavut and the Beothuk. The project provides a platform for Indigenous-led conversations on self-identity, self-rediscovery and celebration of Indigenous culture.