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Intro to Native Language Reclamation with Lisa Casarez

“Don’t ask permission. Go ahead and get started, don’t wait even five minutes. Don’t wait for a grant. Don’t wait, even if you can’t speak the language. Even if you have only ten words. Get started. Teach those ten words to someone who knows another ten words.” (Kipp, 2000)

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About this class:

This is a 14-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Saturdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 - 10:30 am-12:30 pm Central time.

What is Language Revitalization and Reclamation and how does it apply to Indigenous (Native) Language Communities? How do Native Language communities factor in Language Ecology, Language acquisition and socialization into our efforts to reclaim our Indigenous Languages? This class can help get those interested in learning more about Community Language Work as it applies to Native Language Communities, including language ideology, methodology and pedagogy.

Instructor bio:

Mi Hiraacawia'c. Madarogaree magirashi'c. Nuxbaga aru Caawi aru hahgu'c.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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