Renison UC offers uWaterloo’s first Indigenous language course

August 23, 2017

Renison University College will be offering University of Waterloo’s first Indigenous language course, Introduction to Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language). The course is offered through Renison’s Culture and Language Studies department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at St Paul’s University College, and is intended for University of Waterloo students with minimal to no knowledge of Kanien’kéha. “I think teaching Kanien’kéha will help non-Indigenous people understand a little bit about who Indigenous people are and what our priorities are,” said course instructor Nicole Bilodeau. “I hope it sparks interest in people, Indigenous or not, to learn more about our collective history.” Exchange Magazine | UWaterloo