Canoe trip inspires PhD student to write book to revitalize Indigenous language: CBC – University of Toronto

Canoe trip inspires PhD student to write book to revitalize Indigenous language: CBC – University of Toronto

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2022113 Views

Ian McCallum took a canoe trip on Ontario’s Thames River to better understand his Indigenous roots – and it inspired him to write a book in an effort to revitalize the Lunaape language, CBC reports.

A PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and language educator for the Munsee-Delaware Nation southwest of London, Ont., McCallum wrote a language resource that teaches basic vocabulary by using the sights and sounds of the river as examples.

Lunaape, also known as the Munsee-Delaware language, is considered critically endangered by UNESCO, with only 10 fluent speakers.

Read More: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/canoe-trip-inspires-phd-student-write-book-revitalize-indigenous-language-cbc

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