[lg policy] Arizona: American Indian Language Development Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 15 21:04:01 UTC 2011

American Indian Language Development Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The American Indian Language Development Institute, housed in the
College of Education's teaching, learning and sociocultural studies
department, is dedicated to teaching, documenting, and revitalizing
indigenous languages.The annual summer residential program is
augmented by a series of “brown bag” noontime lectures that are free
and open to the public. All of the speakers are nationally known and
all have a variety of professional expertise in the areas of
indigenous language revitalization, education and policy, and Native
American culture.

The second lecture will feature Christine P. Sims, assistant professor
in the department of language, literacy and sociocultural studies at
the University of New Mexico. Sims specializes in indigenous language
revitalization and maintenance issues. Through the UNM College of
Education’s American Indian Language Policy Research and Teacher
Training Center, she provides technical assistance to tribes in Native
language program planning and training for language teachers. Sims was
the recipient of the National Association for Bilingual Education's
2002 President’s Award for research and advocacy on language rights
issues for Native American communities. She is a member of the Acoma
Pueblo and resides with her family on the Acoma Pueblo Indian
reservation in northwestern New Mexico.

Sims will speak on “Native Language Teacher Verification: Perspectives
from New Mexico.” Her presentation will focus on New Mexico’s
extensive experience in developing standards for Native language


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