THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Introduction and Prayer; Opening remarks by Karla Bird

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Opening Keynote: "myaamia nipwaayoni: Myaamia Knowledge as a Source of Identity" by Daryl Baldwin

Concurrent Sessions A and B

Session A Chair: Irene Appelbaum

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: "Iroquoian Polyfunctional Discourse Markers: Evidence from Oral Literature and Natural Discourse" by Charlotte Logan

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: "Creating New Language Experts through Bubbles of Connotations" by Melanie Sandoval and Rebecca Wood

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: "Culture and Language Studies (CALS)" by Linda Ferris and Tim Ryan

Session B Chair: Sam Prins

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: "Advancing community based Indigenous child language research" by Cormac League, Cheryl Yazzie, Tamera Yazzie, and Melvatha Chee

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: "Communicative language: getting language outside the classroom" by Naatosi Fish


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: CLPP/CoLang Panel: Reflecting on CoLang 2022 in Montana (Moderator: Sam Prins)

  • "CoLang Experiences on the Next Generation of White Clay Immersion School Leadership" by Sean Chandler
  • "Visualizing the Language You are Hearing" by Iva Croff
  • "Collaboration of Native Americans and Linguists To Perpetuate Indigenous Languages" by Richard Littlebear

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: AILDI Overview by Alyce Sadongei

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Immersion Overview Workshop by Tracy Hirata-Edds

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Plenary: "Raising First Language Speakers of Nsélišcn ‘Salish language’" by Aspen Decker

6:00 p.m.: Dinner Reception and Presentation: "Language Vitality Initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution" by Mary Linn

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023

Concurrent Sessions C and D

Session C Chair: Rebecca Wood

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: "Indigenous Languages: Contributing to the Revitalization Effort Respectfully" by Anna East

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: "Learning languages of reindeer herding peoples with Nomad Camp" by Karina Shiefer

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: "Intersecting Indigeneity and language practices with pharmacy" by Saya Bobick

Session D Chair: Sam Prins

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: "Digital tools for Blackfoot: Work in progress" by Inge Genee, Dominik Kadlec, Katie Schmirler, and Alexandra Smith

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: "The Navajo Sound Profile" by Bethany Lycan, Guenho Cho, Tamera Yazzie, Joyce McDonough, Melvatha Chee

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: "ííθɔɔhɔɔcɔhnɔɔ ‘ɔ’ɔɔɔnaakíit’ɔ Nakón I’á Ųspé’wįcakiya 'Teaching the A’ániiih and Nakóda Languages'" by Michael Turcotte, Brad Cichosz, Kyla Racine, Kristie Runs Above

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Concurrent Workshops

  • "Language teaching and learning in myaamia language revitalization" by ciinkwia and Tracy Hirata-Edds
  • "Grant Writing for Indigenous Science and Language" by Susan Penfield

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Plenary: "Salish Language Educator Development (SLED)" by Melanie Sandoval

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Catered Lunch and Presentation: "Native American Dance and Ideology" by Dominic Myers

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Reflections and Insights

3:30 p.m.: Prayer and Closing Remarks by Leora Bar-el