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“Language Fails Me” with Taqralik Partridge

October 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:2017 Dunton Tower
Key Contact:Nahla Abdo

How to weave Indigenous languages back into the fabric of everyday life? Spoken word artist Taqralik Partridge will share a creative presentation dealing with the struggle to reclaim Indigenous languages within her family.

Taqralik Partridge is a writer and spoken word performer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavut. An urban Inuk, she speaks to the soundscapes of the north and to city life in the south, weaving real-life stories with rhyme and Inuit throatsinging. She has toured with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, produced works under commission for the CBC, and has been featured on CBC Radio 1 and 2. Her short story “Igloolik”, published in Maisonneuve magazine, won first prize in the 2010 Quebec Writing Competition and has been published in Swedish and French.

This lecture is part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium Series. It is co-sponsored by the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.