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Indigenous Languages: From Endangerment to Revitalization and Resilience

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm | 1010 Weiser Hall

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, and the area studies centers at the International Institute will present a joint conference on the resilience and revitalization of indigenous languages. Policy recommendations resulting from the conference will be reported to the United Nations Permanent Forum. This conference will serve to strengthen ties between the University of Michigan and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  If you have questions, please email: lacs.office@umich.edu. Join the conversation @iimichigan #WeAreIndigenous #UMindigenous.

This event is co-sponsored by: African Studies Center; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for South Asian Studies; Center for Southeast Asian Studies; Department of Anthropology; Department of Linguistics; Department of Middle East Studies; Department of Romance Laguages and Cultures; Donia Human Rights Center; Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Conference Schedule

8:30 – 9:00am   Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30am   Opening Remarks

9:30 – 11:00am Panel 1: The Process of Endangerment

11:00 – 12:30pm Panel 2: Colonial Legacies

1:30 – 3:30pm   Panel 3: Languages Made Visible

3:30 – 5:00pm   Panel 4: Revitalization Through Advocacy

5:00 – 5:30pm   Closing Remarks

5:30pm    Reception