Writers on land and environment
In this session, moderated by Warren Cariou, two extraordinary thinkers discussed the connections between language and land in their own cultural contexts.
Okanagan writer and professor Jeannette Armstrong has written about her people’s territory as the source of their n’sylcin language and stories.
In Thirty-two Words for Field, Irish writer and filmmaker Manchán Magan writes about the embeddedness of the Irish language within the very soil of Ireland.
Both are fluent speakers of their traditional languages, and both have explored in rich detail the profound knowledge about the environment that is held in those languages.
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