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The Exhibition Writing the Word, Cultivating the Text: A Journey through First Nations Language Tools highlights a dozen manuscripts, most of them hand-written by Jesuits, that are held in the Archive of the Jesuits in Canada. These dictionaries, grammars and other language tools give us a window into the lives of First Nations peoples.

They were conceived as practical tools for language-learning, but today they are of interest to a wide range of individuals in various disciplines.

This exhibition presents a selection of these precious works and highlights aspects of the daily life of some First Nations people. In addition to text, the exhibition presents a selection objects from the collection of the Archive of the Jesuits in Canada.

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