Arctic Funders Collaborative: Sharing Experiences and Knowledge through Indigenous Languages

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 27 January 2020

Where: Online: 9:00-10:00 a.m. AKST, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

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Link to Webinar Registration

Summary

The United Nations declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages, focusing the attention on the risks confronting languages, especially those significant for development, reconciliation, good governance and peace building. It aims to improve quality of life, wider international cooperation and visibility and strengthen intercultural dialogue to reaffirm the continuity of indigenous languages and cultures.

Sharing experiences and knowledge about Indigenous Languages is fundamental in Indigenous society. A primary way to share knowledge is through storytelling and sharing the knowledge learnt from others and in the world around us.

In this two-part series our panelists will be speaking in-depth about the programs and resources used to help preserve and nurture the Indigenous Languages within their communities. The panelists are going to share with the audience the tools and practices they learned through activities that work for them in their journey to preserving languages and creating speakers.

Our featured panelists for this very special and informative webinar are all strong Indigenous women from Alaska. They have been and are currently language teachers, council and board members, Coordinators, program managers, directors, grant writers, students, a Security Officer, seamstress, author, photographer, knowledge holders and all share the same passion of reclaiming our Indigenous Languages.

Hosting a webinar in this sector and of this nature is important to spread the information that has been learnt from others to connect our audience with other regions to share valuable lessons and learn from their experiences of reclaiming or sustaining their languages, culture and traditions. We are creating a space to gather information that has worked for these panelists and are here taking the time to share with our viewers.

This Webinar is open to Northerners and members of EGA, CEGN, IFIP and BFG, however, there are limited seats available, so please make sure to register in advance.