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09/05/2018 | 10:00 EST | Botschaft von Kanada

Caitlin Dale Nicholson: Reading of the Canadian children`s books "niwîcihâw / Helping" and "nipêhon / Waiting"

The Embassy of Canada and the Susanne Rieder Publishing House are pleased to present an opportunity to discover Indigenous languages and traditions of Canada. Illustrator Caitlin Dale Nicholson will read from her books “niwîcihâw / Helping” und “nipêhon / Waiting”, and share the stories behind her beautiful paintings.

Caitlin Dale Nicholson belongs to the Tahltan tribe and is a graduate of the First Nations Studies program at the University of Northern British Columbia. She teaches Fine Art and English in Prince George, Canada, where she lives with her family.

About the Book: Dale Nicholson, together with Leona Morin-Neilson, a matriarch of the Cree tribe, created two storybooks that convey an impression of contemporary life in one First Nations family. “niwîcihâw / Helping” und “nipêhon  Waiting” transport the reader into the calm and relaxed interplay of generations, shared joie de vivre, beauty of the seasons, unobtrusive passing of knowledge from the elderly to the young, and patience and love within one’s relationship with nature and with others. The large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings depict the slow movement of time and everyday moments of beauty in a humble and touching style. The Cree language, one of the most common indigenous languages in Canada, is represented in the books in two ways – first in its Latin written form and second in the Cree syllabary form. A translation into German is also included.

We cordially invite interested teachers and teacher trainees to this event, which is particularly suitable for elementary level teachers and teacher trainees interested in the Indigenous culture and languages of Canada.

In addition, school groups can register for a child-oriented reading with Caitlin Dale Nicholson.
That event will take place on 5 September from 10 – 11 AM in the Embassy of Canada (recommended for school groups’ grades 2-5).  


Entry is free.

Both events will be held in English.

Doors open at 9:30AM. Please plan enough time for the security check at the entrance.

Address: Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

Online registration

09/06/2018 | 16:00 EST | Botschaft von Kanada

Greet the New School Year - Reception in the Marshall McLuhan Salon

INVITATION Greet the New School Year - Reception in the Marshall McLuhan Salon
06/09/2018, 4:00p.m., Embassy of Canada

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin invites teachers with an interest in Canada to a reception celebrating the start of the new school year.

The Marshall McLuhan Salon will present its educational program for the year as well as new teaching materials for classes of English and French as a foreign language. We are also excited to welcome Ursula Lehmkuhl, editor of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung’s recently published Country Report on Canada, who will present the book. All guests are welcome to take a copy home with them. Details will also be given on interesting events taking place during the first half of the school year.  School classes can register for film screenings focusing on Canadian themes or attend readings of works by Canadian authors.

During the reception, the Marshall McLuhan Salon Team will be available to provide comprehensive information on thematic visits, the media used, and the various workshops. Furthermore, the Team will be pleased to support you in planning lessons related to Canada.

Doors open: 15:30

If you wish to attend, please use the link below to register by September 05.
Please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security. Address: Marshall McLuhan Salon, Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin, S+U Potsdamer Platz

Online registration

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