Natasha Kanapé Fontaine + Émilie Monnet + Nancy Saunders
FTA Playground
This FTA Playground is part of: Indigenous Creation and Languages Day

Creating in Anishinaabemowin, Innu-aimun, and Inuktitut

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine + Émilie Monnet +
Nancy Saunders (Niap) + Annie O’Bomsawin


“Indigenous languages,” writes Nathasha Kanapé Fontaine, “are massive glaciers, but we see only a little of their scope and value.” Three artists from theatre, music, and the visual arts share their thoughts on the languages they use in creating their works.

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Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Montreal) Guest

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is an Innu writer, poet and interdisciplinary artist, originally from the community of Pessamit, on Nitassinan (Côte-Nord).

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Émilie Monnet (Montreal) Guest

At the crossroads of theatre, performance, and sound, Émilie Monnet typically presents her work in the form of interdisciplinary stage plays and performative installations. 

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Nancy Saunders (Niap) (Montreal) Guest

Currently based in Montreal, Niap (Nancy Saunders) is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1986 in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. 

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Annie O’Bomsawin (Montreal) Moderator

Annie O’Bomsawin-Bégin, member of the Abenakis of Odanak nation, is a philosophy professor at Cégep de Saint-Jérôme.