Archive for the ‘summits’ Category

2012 – International Year of Indigenous Communication

28 November 2011

On November 17, 2010, the Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication Abya Yala declared 2012 to be the International Year of Indigenous Communication (original Spanish).

Toward this, Kathryn Lehman has created a project for a student at the University of Auckland to foster communication between the Maori, Mapuche and Wayuu peoples.

Envisioning Language Revitalization Summit and Symposium

15 June 2011

The Envisioning Language Revitalization Summit at Western Carolina University (US) will be held on June 20 and 21, followed by the Envisioning Language Revitalization Symposium on June 22 and 23. The Summit is invitation-only for administrators, educators and researchers active in language revitalization, and the Symposium is open to the public.

Presenters at the Symposium will include:

More details and contact information are available in the article “Language revitalization to be focus of gatherings at WCU.”

National Native Language Revitalization Summit on June 22

5 June 2011

The National Native Language Revitalization Summit will be held again this year in the US.

Coordinated by the Cultural Survival and the National Alliance to Save Native Languages, the Summit is a gathering of language rights’ advocates in Washington, DC, to speak with members of the US Congress to make the case for funding language revitalization.

In particular, organizers are seeking people who live in districts of Congress members on the Appropriations Committees, responsible for discretionary spending. See “2011 National Native Language Revitalization Summit” for a list of the states.

The event will be held June 22. There is no cost to join. A group discount on accommodations is available for those registering by June 10.

See also the event page at “The 2011 National Native Language Revitalization Summit: Language Rights Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.”

National Native Language Revitalization Summit

19 July 2010

On July 13-14, Native American educators met in Washington, DC, with officials from the Departments of Education and the Interior as well as members of Congress to discuss language revitalization and federal policies. The NA community was represented by Cherokee (Tsalagi), Muckleshoot, Native Hawaiian (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) and Ojibwe (Anishinaabe, Anishinaabemowin or Ojibwemowin) educators.

Among the issues were the Native American Languages Act (NALA), whose implementation is sorely lacking, and the No Child Left Behind Act, which hampers the NALA.

The annual summit is organized by the National Alliance to Save Native Languages.

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