Get Your Immersion by Attending Pow-Wows

mathias | April 11, 2011

Pow-wows (dances) give the general public a fun way of getting immersed in Native cultures and languages. The University of Iowa (.4% Native enrollment) helped fund a $35,000 inter-tribal pow-wow. Attendees Bob Morgan (a descendant of Bima River tribes) and James Sanderson Jr. (Potawatomi – Pokagon) stressed the importance of language in keeping traditions alive [...]

Native Languages in March Theatre

mathias | March 11, 2011

March 2011 is a great month for Native languages in theatre! In Canada, the near-extinct Californian language Tongva (spoken by the Gabrieliño) is spoken in Marie Clements’ play “Tombs of the Vanishing Indian” – produced by the Native Earth ­Performing Arts and red diva projects on Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at [...]

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