Mi’kmaw Word of the Day 2.0 will build on the Bennett’s and Johnson’s first collaboration by exploring the connection between land and language felt by generations of people in Mi’kmaki (the traditional territories of the Mi’kmaq nation).
“When you walk into Olio, it’s basically like you’re walking into a giant suggestion box. We’re taking the idea of ‘create your own pizza’ even further to ‘create your own pizzeria’,” explained founder Trevor Hickey.
“Our province has everything from electric cars, to kids developing hydroponic gardens, to NASA conducting climate research. However, a lot of people don’t realize any of those things are happening, which is where we come in.” Tucker explained.
At the conference the IIP Montreal Residency participants will meet with specialists in interactive media and digital content creation who will help them develop their story ideas and provide advice about securing funding for their projects.
During the fellowship, Hollett will be creating new works of creative non-fiction that engage with material from the magazine’s archives.The work will be posted on the Quarterly’s new website, which is set to launch this February.