Native American Languages in Crisis: A Panel Discussion

December 1, 2008

The Native People’s Forum at NYU has organized a event entitled: Native American Language in Crisis: A Panel Discussion. It’s happening at 3pm on Saturday, December 6, 2008, Room 803, Kimmel Hall, 60 Washington Square South, NYC.

From their website: Silver Professor Mary Louise Pratt will moderate a panel discussion of this issue which, according to a recent informal survey, is rated by 70% of NYC Native Americans as their greatest concern.

Other panelists include: 

Carrie Garcia (Desert Cahuilla/Luiseno, Cahuilla language speaker) California Indian Basket weavers Association, Board Secretary Saboba Cultural Resources Assistant Director 

Paul Miranda (Cupeno/Desert Cahuilla Cupeno language speaker) Cultural Preservationists/Activist Miki Makihara. Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, CUNY. Linguistic Anthropology, Ethnography, political economy, and ideology of language. Rapa Nui cultural and linguistic heritage. 

Mary Louise Pratt. Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis. Latin American literature and linguistics, cultural theory, global processes affecting language diversity. 

Wes Studi (Cherokee). Actor (Geronimo, Dances with Wolves) and Spokesperson for the Indigenous Language Institute (Santa Fe).

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