Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: amiskwacîwâskahikan

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Mamanaw Pekiswewina | Mother Tongues: amiskwacîwâskahikan is a celebration of the ancestral languages of Treaty 6. It is beautiful to witness, stand beside, care for the incredible public [gifts of art]. Mamanaw Pekiskwewina: amiskwacîwâskahikan includes seven traditional indigenous languages of Treaty 6: Inuktun (Inuvialuktun and Inuktitut), nêhiyawêwin, Nitsiipowahsiin, Michif, Denesųłiné, Nahkawiwin and Nakota. These ancestral languages are embedded across the downtown core in amiskwacîwâskahikan. Visibility is powerful and to have the living languages which come from this land be seen in the midst of an urban environment speaks to the resilience and the survival of our people and languages. This makes our hearts soar.

Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues was originally conceived by Missy LeBlanc for TRUCK Contemporary Art in Mohkínstsis/Kootsisáwa/Wincheesh-pah/Calgary and presented in concert with Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew. The amiskwacîwâskahikan/Beaver Hills House/Edmonton iteration, Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: amiskwacîwâskahikan, is curated by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande for Latitude 53 and supported by TRUCK Contemporary Art.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Mamanaw Pekiskwewina: amiskwacîwâskahikan is part of #DowntownSpark, supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton with funds from the Western Diversification Program, Canada Council for the Arts and ATB Financial. ⁠⁠


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