March 27, 2015

Report from the Canadian Language Museum's Cree exhibit opening

On Wednesday evening in the Wilson Hall lounge at New College, the fourth in a series of exhibits launched by the Canadian Language Museum was opened to the public. Spearheaded by departmental faculty member Elaine Gold and curated by students of the MA in Museum Studies here at the U of T, the CLM produces annual travelling exhibits pertaining to languages and dialects spoken in Canada. This new exhibit for 2015 is on Cree and its dialects. (Photos by Marisa Brook.)

Elaine welcomes everyone to the exhibit.

 A few words from Kevin Brousseau, the Cree Language Coordinator for the Cree Nation Government and one of the main contributors to the content of the exhibit.

Brenda Wastasecoot, a Swampy Cree author from Churchill, Manitoba, reads from her picture book, Granny's Giant Bannock.

Congratulations to Elaine, Kevin, the Museum Studies students, and everyone else involved in the creation of the Cree exhibit.

(For those unaware, the Canadian Language Museum maintains an excellent blog of its own, frequently featuring extensive interviews with language scholars in Canada.)

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