NATIONAL INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES DAY AT GALERIE DE L’UQAM

March 31, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In French
Free admission

Indigenous languages are derived from oral traditions and are passed down from generation to generation. The Ilnue nation is spread over a vast territory (Nitassinan) from the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River (Essipit, Pessamit, Uashat mak Mani-utenam, Matimekush Lac John, Ekuanitshit, Natashquan, Pakut-shipu, Unaman-shipu), up to Labrador (Tshishe-shastshit and Utshimassit) and Lac Saint-Jean (Mashteuiatsh) which gives rise to many variations.

During the final days of the exhibition Eshi uapatakau ishkueuatsh tshitassinu / Regards de femmes sur le territoire, explore the issues surrounding Indigenous languages, and the role artists play in ensuring the revitalization of these languages and the cultures they embody. A mediator will be present to encourage and facilitate exchanges.