Native American Notes November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009 Native American Language and Culture Yontii Wheeler Native American Language and Culture Notes Roger Spielmann’s “You’re So Fat!” Discussion: Obviation: 3rd, 4th, and 5th person tense -similar to fourth person pronoun switching Changing the camera angle in cinema is like changing the tense in Algonquian Lan- guages. Ojibwe Culture : There are strong similarities and differences between the groups of Native Americans. Pronoun switching in Navajo and Apache with 2 3rd persons is the same type of phe- nomenon as obviation in Ojibwa Language. But, obviation is taking this to the next level. This is switching voice, from whose eyes? point of view? is the story being told? Lots of different uses of the multiple third person ex: hero is one third person and sec- ondary characters are indicated by another third person Tense Switching and Obviation are both matters of focus There is no uniformity of terminology. Governance and Political Issues: Status of Native Peoples in Canada is in some ways different from that of those in the United States. Land in Canada belongs to the King or Queen of England in old standards (fiction of imperialism): land discovered in the name of the crown and became the possession of the crown. Canada is undergoing a process called Patriation: bringing things that were
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