The Language Conservancy Promotes Language on the Road

TLC staff have been traveling the nation in support of indigenous language revitalization, attending conferences, conventions, public engagements and trade shows from the Southwest to the East Coast.

On Sept. 30, over 200 people attended an event titled Standing Rock: More than a Pipeline, held at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, VA. It included a Skype-in Q&A session with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Lakota Language Specialist Alayna Eagle Shield, a demonstration of the Plains Indian flute by Kevin Locke of Standing Rock, and a screening of Rising Voices, followed by a Q&A with Jack Martin, Director of Linguistics at William & Mary, and our own executive director, Wil Meya.

October has been a busy month in the world of Indian education and language revitalization, and TLC has been sharing our insights and experiences all over the country:

  • American Indian Intertribal Powwow at Jamestown Settlement, VA (the site of the first European settlement in North America)
  • National Indian Education Association’s 47th annual convention and trade show in Reno, NV
  • National Congress of American Indians’ 73rd annual convention and marketplace in Phoenix, AZ
  • Association of  Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums’ 9th annual conference in Phoenix, AZ
  • Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition’s 6th international conference in Minneapolis, MN