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Authenticating Ojibwe – Beliefs and Value Systems ‘What Language Tells Us’

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Venue:  

Address:
245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6

*Please note this is a very special presentation subsidized for Creative Manitoba members.

How do concepts like the Seven Teachings and Mother Earth fit into the Ojibwe Worldview and paradigm? Join Roger and Albert as they explore the Anishinaabe Life Model, a language tool that captures historic meaning and values rooted in the Ojibwe Language. The presentation provides a rare and intimate view of daily life, the beliefs and values that sustained the Ojibwe for thousands of years. Participants will learn about pre-contact philosophies and practices inherent in the Ojibwe language and how they can be applied to contemporary life.

This is a unique opportunity for teachers, program managers, health providers, justice workers, curriculum developers, and artists. This training is consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action, specifically 14.i.  Aboriginal languages are a fundamental and valued element of Canadian culture and society, and there is an urgency to preserve them.

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Instructors:

Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over twenty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. Albert lives in Winnipeg, where he works as a consultant specializing in HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal cultural reclamation, decolonization, and cross-cultural training.

Roger Roulette is a renowned expert in the Ojibwe language who is eager to share his depth of knowledge about the language and Ojibwe worldview with others. Roger grew up near MacGregor, Manitoba, totally immersed in the Ojibwe language and culture. After many years working at the University of Manitoba and as a consultant for the Indigenous Languages for Manitoba (ILM) and the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre (MICEC), Roger created the Bimaadiziwin: Anishinaabe Language Model (BALM).

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Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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