Two tenure-track positions in Language Documentation, Conservation, and Revitalization at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
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3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation
The 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), "Sharing Worlds of Knowledge," will be held February 28-March 3, 2013, at the Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center on the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus.
The conference will include a number of events related to training, including those in the following list.
Talks and posters:
Margaret Florey: Developing a regional master-apprentice training network in Australia
Daryn McKenney, Carol Genetti, and Thiago Chacon: How indigenous conceptions shape the work: the case of the Miromaa Language and Technology Centre
Lawrence Kaplan and Gary Holton: Re-centering the Alaska Native Language Center: Challenges and opportunities for language centers in a new linguistic era
Fakhruddin Akhunzada: Foundation for Language Initiatives: A strategy for revitalizing endangered languages and cultures
Christina Eira and Paul Paton: Peetyawan Weeyn: A language planning framework for reviving languages
Nicholas Thieberger and Linda Barwick: A decade of the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) (includes discussion of training people to use archives)
Stephanie Locke and Ernest Anip: Sharing linguistic tools with native speakers through the Language Documentation Training Center at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Colleen Fitzgerald and Mary Linn: Training communities, training graduate students: The 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop
Emily Gasser: Exchanging words and skills: Language documentation in West Papua.
Jeff Good and Tucker Childs: Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation
Lunch with University of Hawaii Language Documentation Training Center
Master Classes on documenting various aspects of Indigenous knowledge systems
The program can be downloaded below
The Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award Announcement by Cultural Survival
Cultural Survival is seeking nominations for Indigenous individuals who work to further Indigenous rights, protect Indigenous lands, and revitalize Indigenous languages.
The Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award will be given to a courageous advocate who is pursuing the rights of Indigenous Peoples' with an Indigenous community. The Award is intended to recognize Indigenous activists for their dedication, passion, and commitment to human rights and their struggle for Indigenous Rights.
Giving this award also recognizes the challenging and often dangerous conditions and situations that activists face in pursuing their work. By conferring public recognition Cultural Survival supports these individuals whose lives may be in harm's way. Rights advocates are often under threat from the governments and corporations whose actions they spotlight. Whether citizen-activists, or human rights lawyers working for a nongovernmental advocacy organization outspoken advocates for the rights of Indigenous communities have been jailed, "disappeared," their families threatened, harmed or killed.
The Cultural Survival Board and generous donors created this award in memory of the late Cultural Survival Executive Director Ellen L. Lutz, who led Cultural Survival from 2004-2010. Ellen's contribution to Cultural Survival was part of a lifetime of human rights work that included positions with the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and Human Rights Watch, teaching at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and books on subjects that ranged from consequences of torture to trying heads of state for human rights violations.
The recipient of the ELL Indigenous Rights Award will receive $10,000. The award will be presented in May 2013 at an honoring reception held in New York City at the time of the UN Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Cultural Survival is a global leader in the fight to protect Indigenous lands, languages, and cultures around the world. In partnership with Indigenous Peoples, we advocate for Indigenous communities whose rights, cultures, and dignity are under threat.
For more information go to www.cs.org