Grassroots Indigenous Language Exchange and Convening
Excerpt from CulturalSurvival.org:
We must act now to ensure the future of our Indigenous languages. Join us on May 7-13, 2023, in Oaxaca, Mexico, to share experiences, learn about best practices, and strategize to revitalize our Indigenous languages.
In-person exchange: May 8-10, 2023
Hybrid convening: May 11-12, 2023 (available via Zoom)
We must address the problem of language loss now while our Elders are still alive and we can learn the language breath-to-breath. Cultural Survival aims to plant the seeds to increase the number of grassroots languages revitalization and preservation projects.
Our organizational objective:
To increase the number of fluent speakers among Indigenous Peoples by planting the seeds that will grow into new language revitalization programs.
Our specific objectives for this exchange and convening:
Exchange experiences and methodologies for language learning programs.
Share knowledge about the initiation, administration, and management of language programs, including managing personnel, budget, infrastructure, and fundraising.
Establish self-determined agreements for the following months and foster a network of contacts working in the field of language revitalization.