Cultural Survival’s Endangered Languages Program and Makepeace Productions are teaming up once again, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ ARTWORKS program and the Center for Independent documentary, to develop enhancements for the OurMotherTongues.org companion website to the award-winning documentary Âs Nutayuneân—We Still Live Here. The film
tells the inspiring story of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project’s work to bring their language home after nearly 150 years without fluent speakers in their tribal communities. Throughout the next year, OurMotherTongues.org will be expanded to include additional tribal language immersion programs on the Our Mother Tongues website, new faces on the Voices page, and new video modules and podcasts in Indigenous languages. Funds will also support implementation of a new Story Circles blog, inviting language advocates and educators from many more communities to share their language revitalization efforts via photos, audio and video footage. We are eager to hear your ideas for the website, so please share them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Boston, Connecticut, and New York Screenings of We Still Live Here:
June 1 (Friday): 3pm at the
"Revitalizing Endangered Languages"
CUNY Graduate Conference
The George Gustav Heye Center
One Bowling Green, New York City [ map ]
Roundtable discussion with Anne Makepeace and
Jesse Little Doe Baird
Free and open to the public
June 6 (Wednesday): Noon at the
"Reawakening Our Mother Tongues" Conference
Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, Connecticut
(Conference registration required)
Roundtable discussion to follow with filmmaker
Anne Makepeace, Professor Josh Reid, Jennifer
Weston of Cultural Survival, Renée Lopes-Pocknet,
and Melanie Roderick, Wampanoag language teacher
June 7-13: Five Screenings of
We Still Live Here at the
Best of the Arlington International Film Festival
All screenings take place in the Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston [ map ]
Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 pm; Q+A to follow with
Filmmaker Anne Makepeace and others
Friday, June 8, at 6 pm
Saturday, June 9, at 1:45 pm
Sunday, June 10, at 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 13, at 3:45 pm
Website for more information
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