Nov 17 Panel & Briefing on Importance of Language in Indian Country

The Language Conservancy, in collaboration with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE), and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invite you to attend:

The Importance of Language in Indian Country:
Informational Panel and Briefing

Join for essential updates on the status of Native languages in North
America, highlighting some of the outstanding new developments that are currently taking place in Indian Country. The event will include scenes from Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi, a new documentary on language revitalization that is being broadcast nationally on public stations this month, as well as an informational panel, featuring:

• Bill Mendoza – WHIAIANE
• David Weinstein – NEH
• Sunshine Archambault-Carlow and Tipiziwin Tolman (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
• Wilhelm Meya (The Language Conservancy)

The goal of this meeting is to highlight the work on Native languages and how it relates to ongoing federal efforts to address language education.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Room SVC 212-10

Click here to access the promotional flyer.

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