7pm: Kingston Indigenous Language Nest Digital Stories Screening & Community Circle Discussion.
“… we can reclaim our languages through our stories”. – Maureen Buchanan
Indigenous digital stories are ways to share stories that explore personal relationships to Indigenous Language and Culture using photo, video clips, art and sound in 2-5 min movies. This is an Indigenous Language Revitalization Project. The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest believes that we can learn from each other’s stories and often come to understand ourselves better in the process.
This event is in affiliation with the project, “From Here and Beyond: Stories of Katarokwi/Kingston” – celebrating the historical and ongoing presence of Indigenous peoples in Katarokwi/Kingston through a series of public sound and projection installations featuring the two traditional languages of these territories: Anishinaabemowin and Kanienke:ha.
This is a collaboration between the Kingston Native Language Nest, Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na, the Kahswentha Indigenous Knowledge Initiative, and the local arts community including both Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre and the Skeleton Park Art Festival.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 21, we will screen the digital stories created by community members, adults and children, exploring culture, language and traditional stories in Anishinaabemowin, Ongwehongwe and English / English subtitles. This will be followed by a facilitated community circle discussion with Knowledge Holders who bring experience in enabling communities of learners.
Location: Royal Canadian Legion #560, 734 Montreal St, main hall.