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The first Nations of United State of America and Canada, the speech of the gesture

The association have different aims :
First, to make the public aware of the Natives Americans people of U.S.A. and Canada, and to bring up those living on the French territory, in French Guyanna (Wayana, Arawak, Ka’lina…)

To save the Native American Sign Language as a Cultural and living heritage of humanity, in danger of extinction, and in this way, to make the public sensitive to the deaf and hearing impaired people, and help to understand this deafness  as a difference and a boon, not as a handicap.

The association  have the vocation to be a bridge between individuals and peoples, with a view of respect, attention, and fraternity.

Passionate about the First Nation Cultures, and having the opportunity to meet the Natives americans  in  the country of Mexico, in Ontario, Canada, and in France when they are coming in,  it’s through the traditional tales that Vincent Rouard choose to share his passion.
To tell the sacred  legends and tales, Vincent Rouard  obtained, after inform them, the approbation of some Natives americans coming from U.S.A. and Canada.

There is many ways to present the Natives Cultures: spending the evening  around a campfire, through an animation with olds traditional games easy to realize, etc

Each  bustle  is  sharing in a  very  respectful attitude  and  in a listening approach of anyone, because everybody got his place.

The traditional tales permit me to talk about different subjects witch can be discussed (solidarity, respect, differences, birth, death,…).

The objects presented are traditional and shows of the past and the present: snowshoes, mocassins, newspapers, music, etc

The interventions are intended for all kind of audience: at old people’s home, with elders suffering from  the Alzheimer disease, trisomy 21… at schools, at special school for physically or mentally handicapped children, spending the evening around a campfire with children of  leisure centers, at primary school, etc…

Native american sign language
A
little history


This sign language was the diplomatic and commercial one among the Native American Indians of North America. It was used from Mexico to Canada, North-South, East-West, by more than 500 Nations, and 300 different languages, hence his international characteristic.
Nevertheless, this language, first created by hearing people, is tending for a hundred of years to disappear because the extinction of the natives tongues for the profit of the indo-europeans tongues, namely: english, spanish and french. But it is using today by the natives deaf, by the natives storytellers, and by some Europeans, passionate about the Natives Cultures, keeping the international character of this signed language.

American Indian Sign Langage
Show by Gael Aguilera

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