The Indigenous Language Institute is holding a symposium at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Monday, October 24th – Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, organized into 45 minute sessions with 15 minute question/answer periods. Registration (through the ILI website) is $225, or $150 for students and elders.
This year’s symposium is focused on immersion. Notable speakers include:
• Leslie Harper (Ojibwe), director/founder of Niigaane Immersion School. Topic: what the Niigaane school is like on a daily basis.
• Mark Macarro, chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Topic: immersion in small communities.
• Margaret Cook-Peters (Mohawk), curriculum specialist with Akwesasne Mohawk School. Topic: multimedia tools for Native language immersion at the home.
The film Speaking in Tongues will be shown each day.