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Special Announcements

ICILDER Keynote Speaker: Sir Tīmoti Kāretu

“The principal advice that still rings in my ears is that the language needs to be maintained and sustained - that has remained my role and goal thus far.”

- Sir Tīmoti Kāretu

It is with great honor that we announce Sir Tīmoti Kāretu as a Keynote Speaker for ICILDER 2023!

Sir Tīmoti Kāretu is a professor, translator, author, songwriter, and key figure of the Māori language revitalization movement. His achievements include:

• Served as the first Māori Language Commissioner.

• Admitted to the Knights Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) in 2017.

• Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2020.

Hear from Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and other inspiring presenters when you join us this October 12 - 14, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana!

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Members of Indigenous communities and our Indigenous Partners are invited to attend ICILDER without a registration fee.

Recent Events

Ho-Chunk Nation’s Re-Record Event Unites Generations

This event was featured by CNN in an article titled “Ho-Chunk Nation elders record their language to help keep it going.” Click the button below to read the article!

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Families Celebrate Culture at Crow Summer Institute

Yavapai-Apache Nation Unveils Digital Dictionaries and Picture Books

On June 30, community members in Camp Verde’s Yavapai-Apache Nation came together for the release of digital Yavapai and Dilzhe'e Apache dictionaries, as well as two picture books, created in collaboration with The Language Conservancy.

The event featured traditional song and dance, as Elders and the next generation of speakers celebrated their language and culture.

Check out the online dictionaries, also available on App Store and Google Play:

Wipukpa-Tolkapaya Yavapai Dictionary: dictionary.yavapailanguage.org/

• Dilzhe’e Apache Dictionary: dilzhee.western-apache.org/

More Ways to Learn Wolastoqey!

In celebration of the Oromocto First Nation’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Oromocto First Nation released FOUR new Wolastoqey materials:

• Wolastoqey Vocab Builder App
Mitsultine! (Time to Eat!) Picture Book
Coqolsuwi (Froggy) Picture Book
• Wolastoqey Alphabet Coloring Book

The picture books also have accompanying YouTube videos! Read along and practice your pronunciation or sit back and enjoy the story!

Intern Highlights

Thank You, July Interns!

We had the pleasure of working with five passionate interns this past month!

A big thank you to Rachel, Desmond, Abby, Keana, and Kariah for their time and contributions during their internships at The Language Conservancy. We hope they enjoyed this experience as well as the city of Bloomington, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

Follow our social media to read up on our Intern-views series!

Pictured (from left to right): Rachel (Linguistics Intern), Desmond (Graphic Design Intern), Abby (Events Intern), Keana (Linguistics & Events Intern), Kariah (Graphic Design Intern)

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