Plains Cree history in the making, September 2019.
Thanks to Kevin Lewis for sharing today’s CBC Radio news story (the original is in French): Radio-Canada présente les débats des chefs traduits en cri, en inuktitut, et en ojibwé. The debate is scheduled for 7-9 pm Eastern Time, at the Canadian Museum of History, directly across the river from Parliament Hill, and will include all six Federal party leaders. I suspect Kevin will have an important role in providing simultaneous interpretation into Plains Cree (Go Kevin!)
First, here is the (French language) news story: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/espaces-autochtones/1329658/elections-canada-debat-anglais-traduction-autochtones?fbclid=IwAR1IyFuUwc58fDvmkgRIMfAMJ1Du9XQraw8Up0d7IbkwqnY0a6DJKnI6Eqg
The English language news story is here (including links to the various languages): https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/federal-leaders-debates-indigenous-languages-1.5310012?fbclid=IwAR3mIXcPp8jWlMRm7d7sLMDbUgC61RrHPWbSVRXvwNWjq3t2FYHzZLVLBuk
The story suggests that the CBC radio site Espaces autochtones de Radio-Canada will present the English-language debate on the web via FaceBook, YouTube, etc. with concurrent simultaneous translation into French, Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut.
Kevin also provided the following link from Global News that includes a listing of the various languages provided in simultaneous translation. https://globalnews.ca/news/5837096/2019-federal-leaders-debate/?fbclid=IwAR0RjPgcrJqAsUS68DX_oCwXKowvbVl4X9yJCWVi-wTCVt3i3hyv6kxmyGQ
Where to find the Plains Cree? The following YouTube link appears to be all set up, and waiting for 7pm Eastern (6pm Central, 5pm Mountain), when the debate begins.
The debate will also stream live on CPAC: http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/leaders-debates (though no details about simultaneous translation are obvious there just yet).