This public lecture is the first in a series of public talks and seminars by invited speakers, as well as faculty and graduate student panels, on the theme of justice hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS). The Justice Webinar and Speak Series (J-Series) is co-organized by Nina Paulovicova, Tobias Wiggins, Suzanne McCullagh, and Priscilla McGreer.
Welcome to the inaugural session of the J-series! Through personal storytelling and fact sharing, Simon Bird (Rock Cree) and Charlotte Ross (Woodland Cree) welcome you to the world of the Cree – a history filled with strength, adversity, and innovation. Each presenter will share their unique insights and journeys into Indigenous Language Revitalization that have profoundly impacted their understanding of the importance of protecting and sharing our language. Both presenters grew up in northern Saskatchewan in different communities, were raised in the Cree language, on the land, and learned values from their family
members to sustain them throughout the many challenges they would face. They are lifelong learners and pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees through the University of Saskatchewan in the areas of Education, Indigenous Studies, Adult/Continuing Education, and Northern Governance.