Professor Spotlight: Dr. Mary Ann Corbiere

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Featured Achievement

Dr. Mary Ann Corbiere is in the final stages of completing the bilingual Nishnaabemwin-English dictionary. Many years of extensive consultation with numerous Elders -- over 60 in all -- in Nishnaabe communities in the Lake Huron and Peterborough areas have enabled the documentation of thousands of terms. Once completed, the dictionary will be accessible online. Its production has been made possible through the technical support of a team that includes her co-author, Dr. Rand Valentine at the University of Wisconsin, and the Algonquian Linguistic Atlas project staff at Carleton University. Looking forward to seeing the full dictionary, Dr. Corbiere!

Who is Mary Ann?

Dr. Mary Ann Corbiere has been a faculty member at the University of Sudbury since 1989. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies, a longstanding Nishnaabemwin educator and a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. Nishnaabemwin is her mother tongue. She has developed an extensive curriculum on it for adult second-language learners. Native education is her other area of specialization.

Learn more about Dr. Corbiere by viewing her faculty page found here.

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