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Indigenous Speaker Series — Indigenous Place Names
Join Traditional Knowledge Keeper and alumnus Bruce Cutknife, '97 BA, for Augustana's inaugural Indigenous Speaker Series.

After the flag of discovery is planted in the New Found Lands, the “discoverers” will proceed to name the land after their home country, their sovereign, patron saints or after the date of so called discovery. This is in spite of the fact that the original peoples of the land already have names for the land, the lakes, the rivers and other prominent landscapes. The original names have more significance to the inhabitants as the place names have a deeper cultural, historical and spiritual connection to the land. This presentation is ongoing project to identify and document as much information and knowledge about Indigenous place names.

This webinar is offered to you by the Augustana Office of Advancement in partnership with Augustana's Indigenous Student Services. The Indigenous Speaker Series is an action encouraged under the University’s Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (2019) that states its commitment to institutional excellence through our diversity in knowledge, world views, identities, and experiences. The Series will highlight research, teaching and traditional knowledge, while providing ongoing opportunities for students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends  to engage in conversation around Indigenous perspectives and knowledge.

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Feb 24, 2021 04:30 PM in Edmonton

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