Board of Directors

2021-2022

Honorary Patron

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters. He had the great privilege of growing up in two languages, neither of which was French or English; they were Cree, his mother tongue, and Dene, the language of the neighbouring "nation," a people with whom they roamed and hunted. Today, he enjoys an international career as playwright,...

Chair

Ian Martin
Ian Martin is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Glendon College. He has been a keen supporter of the Museum since its first year and was instrumental in securing the Glendon Gallery location for the museum. Professor Martin is very active in promoting the rights of Indigenous languages in Canada. He recently organized an outstanding colloquium at Glendon on the “Indigenous...

Vice-Chair

Lyse Hébert
Professor Lyse Hébert is Chair of the Translation Program at Glendon College. She is a graduate of the Glendon College School of Translation (B.A. and an M.A.) and holds a PhD in Humanities from York. Her research focuses on the sociology of translation and on curriculum development. She practiced as a professional translator for over 20 years, both in the public sector and as co-owner of a...

Board Members

Amos Key Jr.
Tae ho węhs was born into the Onkwehonweh Civilization, and is a member of Mohawk Nation, gifted into the Turtle Clan of his Mother and conferred to the Sacred Circle of Faith Keepers of the Longhouse, at Six Nations of Grand River Territory. He is an educator and staunch advocate for: First Peoples’ human, civil and linguistic rights; social...
Daniel Currie Hall
Daniel Currie Hall is an associate professor and coordinator of the Program in Linguistics at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Linguistics. Before taking up his current position, he completed a Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Toronto in 2007 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam....
Mark Turin
Mark Turin is an anthropologist, linguist and occasional radio presenter, and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has served as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and as Acting Co-Director of the University’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Mark directs he World Oral Literature Project and the Digital Himalaya Project. His...
Mary Jane Norris
Mary Jane Norris is an independent researcher specializing in the areas of Aboriginal demography, and the demographics and mapping of Indigenous languages in Canada. She is an off-reserve member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, in the Ottawa Valley, and resides in Chelsea, Quebec. She received her B.A. Honours and Masters in Sociology from...
Michael Barrie
Michael Barrie is a linguist at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his M.A. at the University of Manitoba on Portuguese pronominal clitics and his PhD at the University of Toronto on noun incorporation in Oneida. His language interests are diverse and include Iroquoian and Algonquian languages, Portuguese, Cantonese, English and Korean.