Mohawk Language Exhibit

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Do you want to learn about Indigenous cultures and have an immersive learning experience? Here’s an opportunity!

What is the exhibit?

In collaboration with Hart House, the UTM Equity & Diversity Office and the Indigenous Centre, CSE is organizing a Mohawk Language Exhibit in the CCT Atrium on February 12th and February 13th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

This exhibition came out of a series of audio recordings in Indigenous languages made for the radio in early 2018. The Language Spots were created to amplify exposure and attention to Indigenous languages and to inspire curiosity about Indigenous culture, history, and the importance of preserving and sustaining endangered languages. The exhibit was created by Hart House and the Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq Indigenous Language Initiative at the Centre for Indigenous Studies.

Listening is a powerful first step towards understanding and creating right relationships with Indigenous peoples so come out and experience the exhibit! Bring headphones to listen to the languages displayed! There are audio stories attached to each of the exhibit's posters via a QR code. You can also access the recordings by visiting http://harthouse.ca/indigenous-language-exhibit/.

Interested in volunteering for this event? Check out the details below. All students are welcome to volunteer!

Volunteer Sign Up

To volunteer for the event, sign up on the Centre for Student Engagement's Better Impact! Not on Better Impact? Attend a volunteer training session at uoft.me/cse-volunteer.

Are you a Language Studies student interested in volunteering for this event? Please email Laura Walkling laura.walkling@utoronto.ca to register as a volunteer.

Project Details

  • Previous knowledge of the Indigenous languages displayed in the exhibit is not required
  • Attend the training session with UTM’s Indigenous Advisor, Cat Criger, on Wednesday, February 6th from 2:00-3:00pm
  • Sign up for a shift: shifts are from 10:00am-12:00pm and from 12:00-2:00pm on both days
  • Participants will receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record if they complete the following:
    • Attend the training session on Wednesday, February 6th from 2:00-3:00pm
    • Sign up for at least ONE shift (total of 2 hours)
    • Attend the Reflection Circle with Cat Criger on Wednesday, February 13th from 2:00-3:00pm

This experience is approved on the UofT Co-Curricular Record!

Inquiries

For all questions about volunteering for this event, please contact:

Laura Walkling
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach Programs