Andre Cramblit andrekar at NCIDC.ORG
Tue Mar 29 00:34:50 UTC 2005

26th Annual American Indian Language Development Institute

Power and Powerless: Ideology and Practice in Indigenous Communities
June 6, 2005 - July 1, 2005

Our 2005 theme, Power and Powerless: Ideology and Practice in Indigenous
Communities, will take into consideration the dichotomy that exists
among the stakeholders in American Indian language education. Issues of
language, identity, values, and education rights and the question of who
the decision-makers are for Native American language practices and
methods of teaching will be primary considerations. The theme will be
highlighted with special presentations, guest lectures, films and

The American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) provides a
unique educational experience for teachers of Native children. The
AILDI format offers native and non-native teachers the opportunity to
become researchers, practitioners, bilingual/bicultural curriculum
specialists, and especially effective language teachers. The common
concern of language loss, revitalization and maintenance brings
educators, parents, tribal leaders and community members to this
university setting to study methods for teaching Native languages and
cultures and to develop materials.

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