What: Part 3: Interactive Video Series - Language Keepers - The Struggle for Indigenous Language Survival in California
When: Friday, November 19th, 2021 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: ZOOM - link is provided in registration confirmation
Presented by NE Village PDX (NEV)
Description: “Language Keepers” is a six-part film and multimedia experience that features four stories of Indigenous language revitalization in California, exploring how the loss of a language reaches much further than the disappearance of words.
Included in Language Keepers is an interactive map of languages, documentaries, short films, and articles about each of the stories in the series. Each video ranges from 2 to 16 minutes in length and throughout you will find the multimedia experience enriching and dynamic. Hover over the photos and find that by holding the mouse down you will hear an individual's vocal introduction. Click on the map and be transported to another section of the series. It is an immersive and engaging experience to work through “Language Keepers.”
Content for this discussion can be found Here. https://emergencemagazine.org/feature/language-keepers/#/
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November: Native American Heritage Month
“Native peoples have burst into the consciousness of many Americans over the course of the last year. From the organizing power against racist Native sports mascots, major victories against oil pipelines that undermine Tribal sovereignty, and the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that affirmed Native lands, Native peoples have interrupted the dominant narrative of who we are in the 21st Century.” - http://indigenousfutures.illuminatives.org
To honor and commemorate Native American Heritage Month we invite you to join in centering Native/Indigenous leaders in the present tense. Let us listen, read and reflect. In this 3 part mini-series we will explore an essay, interview, and video series. Each piece is dynamic with art, photography, interactive maps or/and an audio clip alongside the written work. This series is much like our book or movie groups where you take in the media prior to gathering with others then reflect and discuss what you learned, enjoyed or felt.
All portions of this mini-series can be found through Emergence Magazine online and each part is individually linked below.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMERGENCE MAGAZINE
“ Emergence Magazine is an online publication with an annual print edition. Emergence Magazine is an editorially independent initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation.”
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Hosted November 12th through November 27th there are a myriad of events, webcast, webinars, and The Native Cinema Showcase.
IllumiNatives - “Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society. For decades, the lack of representation and information about Native peoples has perpetuated damaging myths and stereotypes. Native peoples rank at or near the bottom of most socio-economic indicators – such as educational attainment, domestic violence, and poverty – and are often portrayed in popular entertainment, the news media, educational curricula and other influential sources as ‘noble savages’ of days gone by. But research shows that a more powerful, more accurate, and more inspiring narrative about the contemporary Native experience – one of innovation, creativity, resilience and community – is being overlooked and obscured the negative one. IllumiNative seeks to change that.“
Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement - “Acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. Imagine this practice widely adopted: imagine cultural venues, classrooms, conference settings, places of worship, sports stadiums, and town halls, acknowledging traditional lands. Millions would be exposed—many for the first time—to the names of the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the lands they are on, inspiring them to ongoing awareness and action. “
Native Land Digital - What land do you inhabit? “Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide. We strive to go beyond old ways of talking about Indigenous people and to develop a platform where Indigenous communities can represent themselves and their histories on their own terms. In doing so, Native Land Digital creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.”