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Using Museum Collections to Promote Language Revitalization, October 10, 2016 | AILDI - American Indian Language Development Institute

Using Museum Collections to Promote Language Revitalization, October 10, 2016

This workshop was held as pre-conference workshop at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) annual meeting. Developed in collaboration with the Huhugam Heritage Center (HHC), the workshop gave participants the opportunity to learn how to enhance their collections database by using tribal language to describe and document their respective collections.The workshop featured the work the HHC has done in documenting language that centers on basket weaving (types, materials, techniques). Participants learned best practices for language documentation and how to incorporate the information into a collections database. Participants learned how to document their tribal language using musem collections and discussed how language documentation can contribute to language teaching, exhibit development and other cultural programming.

Instructors and presenters for the workshop included: Holly Metz, Luis Barragan, Leland Thomas, Maria Garcia, Diane Cashoya and Alyce Sadongei. Click here for the agenda.