Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief honoured by Nipissing Student Union – BayToday.ca

Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief honoured by Nipissing Student Union – BayToday.ca

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202168 Views

The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) has named its boardroom in honour of Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief, Dr. Muriel Sawyer who passed away earlier this year.

Dr. Sawyer had worked with other elders to translate signage in the Student Centre to Nishnaabemwin, an Indigenous dialect.

“It was important to the Student Union to have the signage in the building reflect the traditional dialect of this region as our building is situated in traditional Anishinabek territory,” said Joe McIntosh, NUSU President. “We are grateful for Dr. Sawyer’s work as an ambassador, mentor, and language keeper.”

Sawyer had an extensive history with Nipissing University.

Read More: https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/nipissing-first-nation-deputy-chief-honoured-by-nipissing-student-union-4498288

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