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  • 18
    Aug

    Developing Thematic Dictionaries of Eastern James Bay Cree

    Cover, Cree-English Dictionary

    Dr. Marie-Odile Junker, a Killam Research Fellow, is the project director responsible for publishing a new dictionary of Eastern James Bay Cree. In this post she writes about the need for the dictionary and some of the unique challenges she faced and discoveries she made in producing it.   Aboriginal languages under threat Canada’s Aboriginal languages are, for the most part, in danger of disappearing. Eastern James Bay Cree is no exception, despite being taught in schools and spoke...

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  • 13
    Aug

    5 Questions: Veronica Maguire, flamenco dancer, choreographer, teacher

    Scene from Pasajes, shown left to right : Mieka Michaux, Veronica Maguire, Miguel Rosendo, Luis de la Tota, Coral de los Reyes, Jesus Alvarez. Photo : Levent Erutku Photography

    On July 12, Victoria-based flamenco dancer Veronica Maguire was awarded the 2014 Canada Council Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. This annual award is given to the year’s most deserving applicant from the Grants to Dance Professionals Program and Grants to Aboriginal Dance Professionals program.  Veronica was first introduced to flamenco over 40 years ago and has since taken this traditional dance form to new heights. She has studied from masters in Spain, and has earned international renown ...

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  • 12
    Aug

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer @ the Canada Council

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

    A short interview with media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer about his interactive installation The Year's Midnight in the lobby of the Canada Council’s offices at 150 Elgin Street in Ottawa. John:          Who is that man with smoke coming out of his eyes?  It’s none other than Rafael Lozano-Hemmer who is here at the Canada Council offices to work on his new installation piece, or the installation of his piece.  Rafael, what is the name of this wo...

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