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MMIWG inquiry report being translated into more Indigenous languages – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202035 Views

‘We deserve to have everything done in our languages,’ says Ojibway translator

Jan 07, 2020

It’s a word in Kanien’kéha — the Mohawk language — to describe the act of genocide.

“It means to get rid of them,” said Hilda Nicholas, director of Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha Language and Cultural Center in Kanesatake, Que.

Nicholas has been one of the many people busy over the past few months on her own time working to translate the executive summary of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls’ final report into 10 more Indigenous languages.

She said it’s had a profound impact on her.

“The racism that exists, it’s just really awakening to what extent it exists,” she said.

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