Featuring Daryl Baldwin, founding director of the Myaamia Center, discover the ways language nourishes deep connections to self and community through this interactive presentation on efforts to revitalize indigenous culture and languages.
When we view language as simply a tool for communication, it doesn’t seem so harmful to swap one tool for another or to alter – or discard – the tool altogether. But when we recognize language as a knowledge system and a core component of identity, we see how it connects us to our history and ancestry. Local Native and Indigenous communities know this better than anyone else as they fight to reclaim lost, arguably, stolen language. Language revitalization efforts offer the next generation of speakers the opportunity to better connect with tribal knowledge systems, philosophy, and values, thereby nourishing a new generation’s access to ancestry and identity
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Event Partners: IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI linguist student Kayla McVeigh with support from the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the following IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI departments, programs, and centers: American Indian and Linguistics Programs; Departments of Philosophy, Anthropology, Religious Studies, English, History, Sociology, and World Languages and Culture; The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture; IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute; and the Native American Student Alliance (NASA).
Registration: Registration requested by Nov. 4. Walk-ins welcome while seats remain.