Indigenous Language Series with Matthew Stevens

Ontario Culture Days has partnered with Scugog Arts to present a 4-part series of videos on Indigenous language, hosted by Matthew Stevens and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

These videos are part of Ontario Culture Days’ Creative Residency program.

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation are a branch of the greater Ojibwa Nation, one of the largest Indigenous groups in Canada. They moved into southern Ontario from their former homeland north of Lake Huron around the year 1700.

Matthew Stevens is the host of this 4-part language series that teaches the meaning behind key Anishinaabe words, painting a picture of how they have shaped language today.

Each new segment will be released Thursdays throughout the Culture Days festival.

Episode 1 – Odawa

Episode 2 – Ziibi

Episode 3 – Manidoo

Episode 4 – Miigwech

About Scugog Arts

Established in 2005, Scugog Arts is a not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to providing a strong voice for arts and culture in Scugog Township and to promoting and growing the arts in all areas of the community. SA members include individuals, businesses and organizations that participate in or support a vibrant local cultural scene, which includes theatre, music, dance, visual and graphic art, craft, literary arts, and arts education.

Feature Image: Matthew Stevens, Odawa, Image Courtesy of Scugog Arts, 2020