[lg policy] Indigenous Language Institute: Native Language News

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
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Date: Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM
 Indigenous Language Institute: Native Language News

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*Indigenous Language Institute Symposium Series*
* *
*Native Languages Everywhere, Everyday for Everyone: *
*Immersion for All Environments*

*October 24-25, 2011*
*Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico*
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*WHAT     *Two-day conference on the topic of involving everyone to practice
immersion methods in homes, communities and schools.

The GOAL of this conference is to convene community language experts,
linguists, teachers, parents and learners with the aim of sharing
information and experience in total immersion for Native language learning.
Presenters will provide handouts (print or digital format) where applicable.

*WHO*        This conference will benefit language teachers and learners,
language program administrators and staff, language activists, parents,
Native American youth/young adults. We expect will 200 people to attend.
There will be ample time and opportunities for networking among


1.   HOME: Implementing Immersion in the Home


3.   SCHOOL A: Immersion School Development for Communities with Very Few

4.   SCHOOL B: Niigaane Immersion School for K-3 – Leslie Harper (Ojibwe)

5.   GOVERNMENT/ADMIN: What Tribal Government Commitment and Support of
Immersion Programs Look Like  (panel of tribal leaders) – Gerald Hill,

6.   WORKPLACE: Language Use in Workplaces

7.   MULTIMEDIA TOOLS: How to develop materials to support immersion in
homes, schools, workplace, community (pod cast, digital stories, booklets)

8.   MOTIVATIONAL TALK: How Immersion Transformed Me
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*HOW*        The conference topics will be organized into 45 mins talk 30
mins Q&A. with no concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to participate in
all sessions. Ample networking opportunities will be provided with 90-minute
lunch breaks and a banquet on one of the evenings.

The presentations will be videotaped and made downloadable through ILI’s



Sponsors to date are:
 W. K. Kellogg Foundation
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
National Indian Gaming Association


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Early Bird Registration ends August 25, 2011, $175
Regular Registration is August 26 through September 25, 2011, $200

Elder Registration (65+), $150
Student Registration (must provide school I.D.), $150

For Online Registration go to:

To Download PDF registration form:

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Reserve your lodging at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New
Mexico before October 3, 2011 to get the rate of $99 (single/double
occupancy/per night). Call 1-800-233-1234 and use "*Indigenous Language
Institute*" or "*ILIS*" code. Or book online at
in the corporate/group # enter this code

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