Posted on February 20, 2013 by Tia Lalani

Lunch and Learn With Naomi McIlwraith (BA English ’00) kipê-kiwânaw (We have come home) Friday, March 22 12 noon-1pm Dr. Roger Epp Conference Centre, Augustana Forum Naomi McIlwraith will read from her poetry collection kiyâm and share her story of exploring her Aboriginal inheritance through a sweet family irony. Though her father was not Aboriginal, …

Lunch and Learn With Naomi McIlwraith (BA English ’00)

kipê-kiwânaw (We have come home)

Friday, March 22
12 noon-1pm
Dr. Roger Epp Conference Centre, Augustana Forum

Naomi McIlwraith will read from her poetry collection kiyâm and share her story of exploring her Aboriginal inheritance through a sweet family irony. Though her father was not Aboriginal, he grew up on reserves in Northeastern Alberta and learned nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language, from the little Cree children he played with and the old Cree ladies who raised him. Naomi inherits Cree and Ojibwe from her Mom, along with Scottish and English, through the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade. In keeping with Augustana’s current academic theme of Resilience, Naomi will read these four poems and allow some time for questions and conversation: “The Young Linguist”, “pahkwêsikan—Bread”, “sâpohtawân”, and “Trademark Translation”.

$5 (Lunch included). Augustana students with their OneCard may attend free. Reserve your seat by email at alumni@augustana.ca or call 780-679-1626.


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