Arctic Knot Conference 2021/Submissions/Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin: Wikipedia in Indigenous Languages

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin: Wikipedia in Indigenous Languages
Authors of the submission
Amqui and Benoit Rochon
Submission format
  • Live video presentation (30 minutes)
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedians of North American Indigenous Languages User Group, and Wikimedia Canada
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

This presentation is to present the "Atikamekw Project" led in Canada with the Atikamekw First Nation to create the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin, the Wikipedia in Atikamekw language, as well as improving the presence of the Atikamekw knowledge, culture and language on Wikimedia projects by uploading photographs, archives, and videos on Wikimedia Commons, using Lingua Libre to add Atikamekw words in the Wiktionaries, etc. This project is led by the Atikamekw community with the support of Wikimedia Canada. The Metapeckeka WikiClub, the WikiClub of the Atikamekw Community of Manawan, is one of the most active WikiClubs in Canada despite being in a remote location and having a small population. We will share how Wikimedia Canada is supporting the project to empower the Atikamekw community in creating and growing the Wikipedia in their language.

What will attendees take away from this session?
We hope to share the successes and the lessons learned of the Atikamekw Project to inspire and guide other Indigenous and small languages communities around the world to carry out similar projects and create their own Wikipedias in their languages. We want to share how the Wikimedia projects offer a great opportunity to Indigenous and small languages communities to revitalize and use their languages in the digital context, and how the local Wikimedia chapters can support them effectively.
Theme of session
  • Empowering wiki communities
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Is this Submission a Draft or Final? Final.

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