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Indigenous Language Gathering Held At Dorothy Lake – Net Newsledger

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201929 Views

July 10, 2019

KIRKLAND LAKE – The Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) hosted a weekend Language Gathering at Dorothy Lake near Kirkland Lake on July 6 and 7 to promote and encourage language speakers in the north to share their knowledge. The event brought together First Nation Elders and language speakers from the First Nations of Beaverhouse, Matachewan, Temiskaming, Wahgoshig and members of the Metis Nation. They came together for the event with community members and their children who wanted to learn the language of the Ojibway dialects of Matachewan and Beaverhouse. Other Native dialects were spoken during the event. The gathering was held at Dorothy Lake, which is owned by Beaverhouse FN.

“We wanted to host the event in a traditional setting on the land to give our Elders an opportunity to be in a familiar environment where they could share stories and repeat and use their language like they did when they were growing up.

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