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Brock community invited to Cayuga Language Café – Brock News

March 23, 2023

Cayuga language and culture will be celebrated during the second annual Cayuga Language Café on Monday, March 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Brock’s Welch Hall.

The Brock community is invited to visit WH 303 any time during the event to learn about language resources developed by students in the Introduction to Cayuga course taught by Bobby Henry, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education.

Henry and his students aim to promote awareness of Cayuga, an Indigenous language local to Brock, and the importance of preserving Indigenous languages.

Cayuga is an Iroquoian language spoken mainly along the Grand River in southern Ontario. Just 65 people listed Cayuga as their mother tongue in the 2021 census. A number of Canada’s Indigenous languages are vulnerable or endangered according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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