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Gidinwewininaan: Language Revitalization, Decolonization, and Healing

  • Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt, ND United States (map)

In spite of 500 pretty rough years, Anishinaabeg have shown remarkable resilience and adaptability. But when does code-switching to make it in the rest of the world simply become assimilation? How much can a people change and still be the same people, recognizable to their ancestors? By taking a deeper look at the cultural tools still in our hands and the language that gives them life, let’s explore what indigenous healing can really do for each of us as individuals and collectively as a people.

With decades of expertise in language teaching, program development, and cultural renewal, Dr. Treuer brings a unique combination of experience, perspective, and initiative to light.