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Wednesday morning’s panel focused on Interpreting for Aboriginal Peoples.  The panel was moderated by Ian Martin Coordinator, Linguistics & Language Studies Program
Multidisciplinary Studies, Glendon College who opened by sharing that the languages talked about in this panel were different from the previous panel in that these languages don’t have armies and navies to back them up.  That support and use of these languages is not just about access to systems and institutions, but also about maintaining the health of the community.  So, in many ways, efforts to preserve indigenous languages is akin to the efforts to preserve ASL by the Deaf community and its supporters.
The featured speakers were:

Panel on Interpreting for Aboriginal Peoples
Dr. Arnaq Grove, Ms. Vera Houle, Mr. Victor Sosa & Ms. Martha Flaherty,