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Thursday, June 7, 2012

We Have to Hear Their Voices: A Research Project on Aboriginal Languages and Art Practice

This report outlines a range of concepts within Aboriginal worldviews that may be unknown to non-Aboriginal language speakers. It includes:

  • background information and findings on demographics and trends on Aboriginal languages in Canada;
  • voices of the Elders, the wisdom keepers, who continue to pass on their knowledge of languages and the arts – both traditional and contemporary;
  • voices of the interview/talking circle and survey participants;
  • a summary of opportunities for further exploration.
Commissioned by the Canada Council the study was prepared by Bruce Sinclair, Program Officer, Theatre, Canada Council and Deborah Pelletier, an independent consultant specializing in Aboriginal education/languages.