Wenweni: Take Care

Session Abstract/Description: 

Noodin will discuss the process of working with a publisher to create a bi-lingual book of poetry with a digital component, and how collaborations with Freshwater scientists can be used in a language classroom where students are learning one of Wisconsin's first languages. Most importantly, Noodin will share the reasons why she believes the bright screens, wires, and Internet can be an inspiration opposed to an impediment in language revitalization work and scholarship (ojibwe.net).

Link to “Weweni Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English” http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/weweni

Link to article “Under Lake Huron” (http://ojibwe.net/stories/spring/under-lake-huron/​)

Meg Noodin is the Interim Director of Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education, and an Assistant Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Noodin received both her PhD and MFA from the University of Minnesota and has research and teaching interests in anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language pedagogy and curriculum and indigenous and American Indian literature and culture. Noodin is also the president of the Studies in American Indian Literatures Association. She has several recent publications including Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories.

Time: 

Keynote 3

Saturday, May 30, 2015 -
11:45am to 1:00pm