The Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) hosted a weekend language gathering Sept. 27 to Sept. 29 overlooking the panoramic view of Lake Timiskaming in North Cobalt, Ont.

More than 100 participants took part in the gathering where Native language speakers were encouraged to share their knowledge.

The event brought together First Nation Elders and language speakers from the First Nations of Beaverhouse, Matachewan, and Temiskaming, as well as members of the Metis Nation.

They came together for the event with community members and their children to learn the Ojibway language dialects of northeastern Ontario driven by great interest of the First Nations of Matachewan and Beaverhouse.

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