Public Lectures

As part of our commitment to public education outreach and our goal to enrich public discourse with respect to the inspiring efforts of many individuals and communities – often in productive partnerships with post-secondary research institutions – to ‘breathe life’ back into the critically endangered Indigenous languages in our midst, the keynote addresses by Leanne Hinton and Daryl Baldwin were open to the public and are both made available through the links below.

“Breath of Life: its origins, evolution, and transformative impacts”

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Leanne Hinton, professor emerita
Department of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley & Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival

Leanne Hinton specializes in endangered languages and is an advocate and practicing trainer in the field of language revitalization. Hinton has helped found several organizations for language revitalization, and has helped design several widely-used revitalization programs and strategies. She has written and edited numerous books and articles on language revitalization, and has won several awards for her work.

Location & Timing

Monday, May 15, 2017
10:30am
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College
2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4


“Language reconstruction and strengthening community: the role of archival resources”

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Daryl Baldwin, Director, Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Daryl Baldwin is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Myaamia Center is a unique collaborative effort supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for the purpose of advancing the language and cultural needs of the Myaamia people. Daryl received an MA in linguistics from the University of Montana. He has worked with the Myaamia people developing language and cultural materials since 1995. For an update on the projects currently under development through the Myaamia Center please visit the web site at www.myaamiacenter.org. Daryl is also a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Location & Timing

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:30 – 11:30am
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College
2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4