The Language Conservancy 2017 Gala: Supporting Native Voices


The Language Conservancy to host Gala Celebrating Native American Language and Culture

Legendary Lakota musician, film clips, silent auction confirmed for Nov 3 event in Bloomington

Bloomington, IN  —  The Language Conservancy, the Bloomington-based non-profit that works with Native Americans to help save endangered languages, has put a tickets on sale for their 2017 Gala, to be held Friday November 3  at Deer Park Manor in Bloomington.

The event will feature performance by legendary Lakota musician and cultural ambassador Kevin Locke; clips from The Language Conservancyʻs media work (including Rising Voices, the Lakota Berenstein Bears, and Woman Walks Ahead;  Silent Auction; and wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are available online at for $100 (priority seating), $50 and $25 for students.

All proceeds will support The Language Conservancyʻs language education with Native American communities and schools, including the development of pioneering textbooks, dictionaries and digital apps; teacher training institutes; curriculum development; and advocacy work.

The Conservancy has also established an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, with matching funds up to $10,000 pledged by The M & J Fitzgerald Family Foundation.

For more information, visit or contact Rebecca Mueller, Events Coordinator at or (812) 961-6360, Ext. 102.

About The Language Conservancy
The Language Conservancy (TLC), based in Bloomington, IN, works with Native American communities to help save endangered languages. TLC partners with tribes to do everything it takes to revitalize a language: from recording native speakers, producing dictionaries, publishing textbooks and digital apps, to organizing Teacher trainings and Language Institutes. TLC also produces award-winning media and advocacy campaigns, including Rising Voices, a documentary about the fight to save the Lakota language, and the Lakota Berenstein Bears, the first-ever Native American cartoon series.

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