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Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science – CBC
by ahnationtalk onJanuary 27, 2020129 Views
Grade 9 student narrates Ojibway version of Experimental Lakes Area video on mercury research
Jan 26, 2020
An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization.
“We really believe that language is an essential part of culture and any way that we can help kind of promote local languages, the better,” said Pauline Gerrard.
Gerrard is the deputy director of the International Institute for Sustainable Developments Experimental Lakes Area and has been working with the organization since 2014.
The Experimental Lakes Area is comprised of 58 lakes located in northwestern Ontario that are set aside for scientific research. For 50 years, researchers have been doing studies to understand the impacts that humans are having on freshwater systems.