Gdinwewninaa, Gbimaadzewninaa – Our Language, Our Culture
The Gdinwewninaa, Gbimaadzewninaa program provided weekly Indigenous language and cultural programming in early 2021 to support youth aged 12 – 24 years throughout the City of Toronto. The youth-designed, immersion based program afforded participants the opportunity to learn Indigenous language and culture from Elders and Knowledge keepers. Program participants then harnessed their newly found language skills to create music, poetry, scripts, art and videos which were then uploaded to Instagram, Facebook,and other social media accounts, to share and access at their own leisure. The resulting work infused cultural teachings and spanned several languages including Anishinaabemowin, Cree, and Mi’kmaq.
The program participants are pleased to share their work, which you’ll find below.