Nipissing University honours Nipissing First Nation Language Keeper – Anishinabek News

Nipissing University honours Nipissing First Nation Language Keeper – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202118 Views

NIPISSING FIRST NATION – “Language is the culture and culture are the language,” Muriel Sawyer-baa’s son Michael remembers. “That was one of her lines that she always used.”

Michael says it is fitting that his mother’s name designates the boardroom at the new Nipissing University Student Centre.

“She created the name on the boardroom. She translated all the names into Anishnaabemowin in that building.”

She named the boardroom Enji-Debaamjigeng before she began her journey into the Spirit World earlier this year on Feb. 6.

On Oct. 7, Nipissing University Student Union officially named the boardroom to honour former Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief, Dr. Muriel Sawyer-baa.

Read More: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/11/30/nipissing-university-honours-nipissing-first-nation-language-keeper/

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