Native American languages

Mari Rhydwen rhydwen at
Mon Oct 21 02:30:53 UTC 1996

This is a message I received from  Stacey Suyat <SSUYAT at SI.EDU>

Mr. Rhydwen-
I found your e-mail address on the Web and am writing to let you know
about an upcoming program on Native American languages at the
Smithsonian. If you think it is appropriate, I would appreciate you sharing
this information with people on the endangered language listserv. Feel
free to contact me if you have questions. Thank you for your help.
Title: The People, The Language: Preserving Endangered Languages of
the United States

When: Saturday, November 23, 1-4pm

Where: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium
7th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC
Metro: Smithsonian or L'Enfant Plaza

Description: Join musicians, storytellers, poets and scholars in an
exploration of the endangered Native languages of the United States and
their preservation through the arts and innovative educational efforts.
Speakers include:

* Durbin Feeling (Cherokee), manager of the Office of Language
Research of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and adjunct professor of
Cherokee language at the University of Tulsa. He has also authored a
Cherokee-English dictionary.

* Ofelia Zepeda (Tohono O'odham), associate professor of linguistics at
the University of Arizona and author of "Ocean Power: Poems from the
Desert" and other books.

* LaVonna Weller (Caddo), superintendent of the Eastern Area Agency
of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a singer and a storyteller.

* Maria Pasqua (Makah), teacher of Makah language and Curator of
Language at the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay,

Co-sponsored by the 1996 American Indian Heritage Month Planning
Committee and the American Indian Program of the National Museum of
American History.

For more information, call 202/786-2403.

Mari Rhydwen, Communication Studies,Humanities, Perth, WA 6150, Australia

Telephone: 09 360 2217  Fax: 09 360 6367

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