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2nd Annual Conference on Native Language Revitalization


Speaking to the seventh generation.

Thursday, May 15 from 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, May 16 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Recognizing the value of preserving Native American languages for future generations,
this conference responds to the threat of linguistic extinction for Native American
languages. The program includes panel discussions and workshops on topics such as
native language teaching strategies, teacher certification, archiving and the application
of technology to language preservation. All events are free and open to the public.

Featured speakers and events include:

  • Phil Cash Cash, American Indian Language Development Institute
  • Stephen Greymorning, University of Montana
  • Ofelia Zepeda, University of Arizona
  • Special screening of 2001 Cannes Camera d'Or winner The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
    introduced by actress Lucy Tulugarjuk

Conference Resources*:

* Adobe Acrobat reader required.

External Resources for Native Language Preservation and Teaching*:

  • Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual
    Northeast Document Conservation Center.
  • Museum Handbook (a reference guide on how to manage,
    preserve, document, access and use museum collections),
    National Park Service.
  • Library of Congress (with links to information about
    preservation, creating digital collections, archival
    descriptions, etc.).
  • Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Languages
    National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and
    Language Instruction Educational Programs.

* External links are not created or endorsed by Oregon State University.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • OSU Departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Spring Creek Project
  • OSU Indian Education Office
  • OSU Center for the Humanities
  • The National Science Foundation through a grant to the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States


Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Oregon State University

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