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    Giving the Gift of Language A Symposium and Workshop on Native Language Acquisition April 18-22, 2005 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Mereana Selby (Maori) Director of
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 9, 2005
      Giving the Gift of Language

      A Symposium and Workshop on Native Language Acquisition

      April 18-22, 2005


      Mereana Selby (Maori)

      Director of Teaching and Learning at

      Te Wananga o Raukawa

      Dr. Anton Treuer Ojibwa)

      Assistant Professor of Ojibwa,

      Bimidji State University


      Steve Andreas & Diana Steinhauer & Ty (Cree)

      Kili'i Wilson (Hawaiian)

      Political Science Loyola

      Marymont University


      Dr. S Neyooxet Greymorning (Arapaho)

      Associate Professor of Anthropology and

      Native American Studies, University of Montana


      Cree Singer Carl Adams




      100 Madison

      Rates: $89 Double Occupancy

      When making room reservations at www.doubletree.com <http://www.douobletree.com/> use code

      C-NAL, or phone 1-800-222-8733


      President George Dennison;

      Vice President Daniel Dwyer;

      Provost Lois Muir;

      Dean of Arts & Sciences Gerald Fetz

      Anthropology Department

      SILC (Strengthening Indigenous Languages Cultures)

      Canadian Sponsors

      The Daghida Project, University of Alberta

      Cold Lake First Nation in Canada

      Call for Papers

      A limited number of Symposium sessions are still available for 30-minute paper presentations. Papers should specifically address research topics or issues that pertain to Native language acquisition. Submitted abstracts, of up to 150 words, will be reviewed and individuals notified of decision regarding paper's acceptance. Individuals presenting papers will be required to pay the Symposium registration fee. It is anticipated that Symposium papers will be published.

      For additional information go to www.nsilc.org <http://www.nsilc.org/> for future updates, or contact

      S. Neyooxet Greymorning at 406) 243-4409 or neyooxet.greymorning@... <mailto:neyooxet.greymorning@...>

      Kyi-Yo Powwow: April 22, - 24, 2005

      This year's Kyi-Yo powwow, one of the oldest Native student-run powwows in North America, will mark the 37th year the powwow has run since 1968, and will be held at the University's Adams Center Sport Arena.

      About the Symposium

      In over 20 years of efforts to restore, salvage and revitalize North American Indigenous languages, the results have remained largely ineffective, as made evident by few fluent second language speakers emerging in North America. The symposium's goal is to bring together individuals who have become fluent second language speakers, and second language speakers who are passing their fluency onto others, for participants to learn how they can utilize these successes in their own efforts to keep their languages alive.

      About the Language Workshop

      The workshop will guide language instructors through a method called Accelerated Second Language Acquisition.(tm) This method has broad application as a tool for language instruction across diverse languages and age groups, which will be supported with video footage of work with children and an adult college class. Dr. Greymorning developed this approach to specifically bring second language learners to a level of language competency while accommodating language instructors working with limited resources and time. By the end of the 4-day workshop, participants will have developed a full year of language curriculum structured toward creating second language speakers. Participants should come understanding that this will require serious work.

      About the Speakers

      Mereana Selby, of the Ng�ti Raukawa tribe, is the Director of the Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Otaki, Aoteaora (New Zealand) holding the responsibility for training teachers of Maori language. She has had 14 years experience with high school teaching; 10 years in teacher education; 2 years at Wellington College of Education (mainstream teacher training College); and 8 years as the Director of Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Te Wananga-o-Raukawa which offers two undergraduate degree programs (one immersion and one bilingual); a masters program taught in Maori, and a new early childhood teacher training program, offered for the first time in 2005 and also taught in Maori.

      Dr. Anton Treuer is an Assistant Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and Editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. He has authored two books, Omaa Akiing by Western Americana Press of Princeton University, and Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories by Minnesota Historical Society Press, a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. He has received numerous fellowships and awards for his research, publication and teaching achievements. He lives on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota with his six children.

      Steve Andreas, Diana Steinhauer & Ty. In 2002 Steve and Diana made a family decision to use ASLA(tm) as the central method in teaching Cree to Ty, then 6-years old, who has become a fluent Cree speaker. Diana, who earned her master's degree in educational policy studies from the University of Alberta in 1997, has 20 years of teaching experience from early childhood levels, through to grade 12, and is currently an instructor of adults in a post-secondary setting. Steve Andreas learned Cree as a second language from the Cree elders in Treaty 6 and 10 territories (Northern Saskatchewan) to whom he expresses a world of gratitude. He is currently involved in the home education of his nine-year old son in the Cree language. He is also involved in the Cree Language Program at Blue Quills First Nations College as an instructor and curriculum developer.

      Keli'i Wilson entered Puna Leo at 2-years old in 1985. She continued her schooling in Hawaiian immersion through to High School. After graduating High School in 2001, she was admitted to Loyola Marymont University in California and will graduate with a degree in Political Science in May 2005.

      Carl Quinn was born in a one-room house in the Cree Nation area of Saddle Lake, Alberta. Carl's interest in music was nurtured at a very young age and he grew up listening to songs of traditional ceremonies and of course the social songs of the round dance, hand games, and the pow wow. His songs are about tradition and values, and it is his hope that they serve as a way to promote the Cree language... Carl received "The Song of the year" award for his song "Nipin".


      Fees must be paid in US currency. Make checks out to Hinono'eitiit Hoowu'.

      Mail Registration form, fee, and abstract if submitting one to:

      Department of Anthropology

      32 Campus Drive

      University of Montana

      Missoula, Montana 599812-5112

      Check either the Symposium, Workshop or Symposium and Workshop boxes for appropriate registration and fee:

      SYMPOSIUM only April 18, 2005

      Before March 1, 2005, $150 After March 1, 2005, $180

      WORKSHOP only April 19 - 22, 2005

      Before March 1, 2005, $480 After March 1, 2005, $520


      Before March 1, 2005, $550 After March 1, 2005, $620

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