Centering Our Indigenous Language Learners

Summer 2022

The theme emphasizes the importance of centering language teaching on ancestral and tribal frameworks. Through the courses, guest speakers and shared experiences, students will be empowered to develop language lessons for the home, classroom, and community classes drawing on the wellspring of their tribal cultural values. By the end of the session, students will learn, or re-learn that their own distinctive tribal culture is the foundation for their language curriculum. Tribal culture is a living curriculum.