Language Revitalization, Identity, and Community Wellbeing

When and Where

Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online (Zoom)


Lindsay Morcom (Queen's University)


Why Indigeous language revitalization is about so much more than language

This event is part of the inaugural symposium of the University of Toronto's Global Languages Initiative

Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Ardoch Algonquin First Nation) is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and holds the Canada Research Chair in Language Revitalization and Decolonial Education. She earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics at First Nations University through the University of Regina in 2006. She then completed her doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 2010. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with experience in education, Aboriginal languages, language revitalization, linguistics, and reconciliation.She is of Anishinaabe, German, and French heritage and embraces the distinct responsibility this ancestry brings to her research and to her contribution to reconciliation. She is an active member of the Kingston urban Indigenous community and works collaboratively with other organizers of the
Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest for urban Indigenous language revitalization.