Canadian artist Tiffany Ayalik from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, will give a talk this coming Monday 2 March at 12:00-13:00 about Inuit storytelling and languages. The Ambassador of Canada to Iceland, H.E. Stewart Wheeler, will present the artist.
The presentation will take place in room 201 in Lögberg at the University of Iceland.
Tiffany Ayalik is an Inuit storyteller. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about. After receiving her Diploma in Acting from Red Deer Collage, she continued her studies at the University of Alberta, and graduated 'With Distinction' from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
In this presentation, she will talk about her experience of residential schools and how the loss of cultural knowledge has affected the Inuit people. Furthermore, she will explain what the younger generation is doing to cope and thrive as members of the Inuit community. Also, she will express what is lost when language and culture are taken away from a community.
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Admission is free and all are welcome.
This event is organized in cooperation between the Embassy of Canada in Iceland and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland.