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Words in Motion: Intro to East Cree with Terrence Duff: ᑌᕆᓐᔅ
December 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Come learn Introductory level East Cree language, spoken in Northern Quebec, Canada, in the James Bay area.
Dec 13 & 15 from 6-7pm EST, via Zoom
The first ten youth participants will receive language resources.
Register today: https://canadianroots.ca/words-in-motion-intro-to-cree-december-2022-registration-form/
More on the facilitator: Terrence Duff ᑌᕆᓐᔅ
Terrence Duff is Eeyou (Cree) from Chisasibi, which means the Great River in East Cree Language. East Cree was the spoken language at home and in the community. Duff’s grandmother, late Elsie Duff was one of the 1st Cree language teachers in the 80s. Elsie instilled the importance of keeping Cree language and culture strong. Terence has worked as a radio broadcaster for CBC North, an interpreter for the Minister of Justice of Quebec, a Cree language instructor to non-Cree speakers and has worked in media on voiceovers and translations. Terrence lives in Montreal and attends Concordia University with a specialization in Community Public Affairs and Policy Studies and a minor in First Peoples Studies.
More on the Words in Motion program:
The Words in Motion program provides spaces for youth between 18-29 to reconnect to their traditional languages in an online virtual format. Young language speakers have the opportunity to facilitate an introduction in their Indigenous language to youth peers, creating leadership skills, community building and interaction, and developing their capacity for peer mentorship. Read more