Keynote with Healing Sacred Voices and Daryl Baldwin | International Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keynote with Healing Sacred Voices and Daryl Baldwin

Event Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 3:00pm
UNT Student Union Room 333


  • Land acknowledgement - Christina Wasson, IYIL @ UNT Committee Chair and Professor of Anthropology
  • Opening Prayer - Lydia Gonzales (Muscogee Creek)
  • Welcoming Remarks - Neal Smatresk, President of the University of North Texas
  • Opening Remarks - Emilia Gaston, President of the UNT Native American Student Association
  • Healing Sacred Voices - Brian Larney, Chair of American Indian Heritage Day in Texas
  • myaamiaataweenki: The Myaamia Language From Archives to Learner - Daryl Baldwin, Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University
    • The Myaamia language became a sleeping language sometime during the mid 20th century leaving behind nearly 270 yrs of documentation. Beginning with linguistic reconstruction in the late 1980s, and community revitalization in the mid 1990s, the Myaamia language is re-emerging to fulfill a contemporary need. This talk will explore the many facets of archive-based language revitalization for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and demonstrate the important role of language and culture education in developing youth identity among tribal members today.
  • Q+A
  • Closing Prayer - Lane Barrett (Cherokee)
  • Reception

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