26th Annual ATeg Conference
The theme for the 26th Annual Anishinaabemowin gathering is “Moving Forward in the Language” or Ka’gaanjdaa’aanaa Anishinaabemowin or Niigaan-izhiwidooyok Anishinaabemowin. With so much revitalization across our region it is time to celebrate the success of recent years, remember the leaders and elders whose efforts led us to this place and work together to move into a future where Anishinaabemowin is heard in all 163 of the communities where it is the heritage language.
The conference will be held this year at Algoma University, in the reclaimed space of the former residential school called Shingwauk Hall. Algoma University works with many stakeholders and partners, including Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, and welcomes you to come and experience the beautiful and resilient historic site. The land near the waters where Shingwaukonse dreamed of indigenous education that would support traditional and contemporary ways of being Anishinaabe. For a time, this place was dominated by a residential school which many survivors and their families remember. Today the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association collaborate with several community organizations, educators and First Nations to research, collect, preserve, and display the history of the residential and day schools across Canada. They also develop and deliver projects of sharing, healing, learning, and individual and community cultural restoration in relation to the impact of the schools. This can be a difficult place to visit, but it is also a site of incredible change and hope for the future.
We hope you will join us and center yourself between the generations before us and the generations that follow as we all become stronger speakers, better educators, protectors of the water, land and language that identifies us as Anishinaabeg.
26th Annual Language Conference
Ka’gaanjdaa’aanaa Anishinaabemowin. / Moving Forward in the Language
Thursday March 26 – Saturday March 28, 2020
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 25th after 6 pm.
Workshops will run Thursday March 26 through Saturday March 28th.