New Kaw Language Program Director

David Kaufman dvkanth2010 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 21 16:43:17 UTC 2013

Wiblahan Justin!


On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Mcbride, Justin <
jtmcbri at> wrote:

> Congrats, Dave! Good luck in your new job. It is one that is still very
> much near to my heart (emotionally, of course, but also spatially!), and
> I'd be glad to help out in any way I can if you ever have any questions or
> concerns--or if you just need a conversation partner. To adapt a simple
> saying I've heard over here in Osage land to Kansa: Washkáⁿ, kóya!
> -Justin
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM, David Kaufman <dvkanth2010 at>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just a note to let everyone know that I am now the new Director of the
>> Kaw Language Program in Kaw City, OK.  Linda Cumberland, my predecessor, is
>> now retired, and I wish her the best in her retirement.  I spent the past
>> week with Linda in training down at the Kaw Nation.  I will be moving from
>> Lawrence, KS to Ponca City, OK on July 31 and will resume my position as
>> Director on Monday, August 5.
>> I am excited about this opportunity to help the Kaw Nation with their
>> language and culture revitalization efforts.  I will, however, also still
>> be enrolled as a student at KU and working to finish my dissertation, The
>> Lower Mississippi Valley as a Language Area, in my off hours, hoping to
>> defend next Spring.  I will continue working with Bob Rankin not only as a
>> member of my dissertation committee but also in connection with his years
>> of work on the Kaw (Kanza) language.
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
>> --
>> David Kaufman, Ph.C.
>> University of Kansas
>> Linguistic Anthropology

David Kaufman, Ph.C.
University of Kansas
Linguistic Anthropology
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