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Symposium Circumpolar languages and culture

When:Fr 14-03-2014 13:30 - 16:30
Where:Arctisch Centrum, Aweg 30 room 114, entrance free

On Friday afternoon 14 March the Arctic Centre is organising a symposium on Circumpolair Languages and Culture in conjunction with the Canadian Embassy.
The symposium starts at 13:30 in room 114 at the Aweg 30 in Groningen.

One of the lectures is Louise Flaherty from Canada.

Louise Flaherty was born on a plane en route to Frobisher Bay, Nunavut (now Iqaluit) and grew up in Clyde River. Her grandparents instilled in her a passion for Inuktitut, and an understanding that speaking Inuktitut is a fundamental part of Inuit identity. She was first introduced to English-speaking Inuit when she began visiting Frobisher Bay as a teen. Seeing Inuit who were far more literate in English than in Inuktitut sparked Flaherty‟s passion for the promotion and preservation of Inuktitut literacy. She was a teacher for eight years before joining the Nunavut Teacher Education Program. In 2005, Flaherty founded Inhabit Media, an independent publishing house dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Inuit knowledge and values and the Inuktitut language. Incorporated in 2006, it has since published dozens of books and Inuktitut resources used in classrooms throughout Nunavut.

More information about the symposium.