Arctic Funders Collaborative
The Arctic Funders Collaborative is a small network of philanthropic funders investing in the Arctic to support and contribute to the collaborative efforts needed for Arctic communities, cultures and ecosystems to thrive. Explore our website to learn more about our collaborative activities and our community of Northern grantmakers
Northern Webinar Series
You are invited to join us for our fifth Northern Webinar:
Sharing Experiences and Knowledge about Indigenous Languages
Monday, January 27th, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. AKT
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. PT
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. MT
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WGT
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.
Donita Slawson Iviilik Hattie Keller Kari Shaginoff
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