NSU to host Inter-Tribal Language Summit April 18-19

BY STAFF REPORTS
04/04/2018 12:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University will host this year’s Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Language Committee April 18-19 at its Tahlequah campus.

The 2018 theme is “Engaging Families.” The summit will run concurrently with NSU’s annual Symposium of the American Indian. Topics to at the summit will focus on how to get families more involved with language learning. Registration for the event starts at 10 a.m. on April 18.

Entry to all summit sessions is free and open to the public. However, the summit luncheon on April 18 will require a $20 ticket. The meal includes an Italian meal and a performance by the Cherokee Immersion Charter School Youth Choir.

Roy Boney, Jr., Cherokee Nation Language Program manager and Inter-Tribal Council Language Committee president, said he encourages all who can to attend. “Finding ways to make our Indigenous languages become the primary languages in homes again is a major component of language revitalization for future generations. We invite everyone to join us at the 2018 Inter-Tribal Council Language Summit which will focus on strategies on how to engage our families and communities.”

For more information regarding the summit, email Teresa Workman, Chickasaw Nation Language Revitalization Program manager, at teresa.workman@chickasaw.net or Boney at roy-boney@cherokee.org. The registration form for the summit can be downloaded at www.fivecivilizedtribes.org. Make checks payable to “ITC Language.” Please bring the registration form(s) and checks to the first day of the summit. Receipts will be provided.

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