Criminal Law #1

(Goose Bay, July 17-19, 2007)

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The Workshop

In partnership with the Department of Justice, the CURA project facilitated and helped fund a 3-day workshop to collect and develop legal terminology in Innu-aimun.

300 criminal court terms were translated into Innu-aimun, including words and expressions for the jury trial process.



Participants included the following Innu interpreters, judge, and lawyers:

    • Anniette Bartmann (Court Interpreter, Labrador Legal Services)
    • The Honourable John L. Joy (Judge, Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Happy Valley-Goose Bay)


a group of Innu with experience in interpretation for the courts:

    • Mary Pia Benuen
    • George Gregoire
    • Thomas Michel
    • Anne Rich
    • Audrey Snow
    • Francesca Snow


and 3 CURA team members:

    • Marguerite MacKenzie (Principal Investigator)
    • Laurel Anne Hasler (Project Co-ordinator)
    • Will Oxford (Graduate Student, Linguistics)


Thank You

This workshop would not have been a success without the commitment of all the participants mentioned above.


Additionally, we would like to thank the following people and organizations for their invaluable contributions to the workshop:

    • Jackie Lake-Kavanagh, Department of Justice, NL

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