Native American Language Resource Center

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Events Calendar

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s Language Vitality Initiative and the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) are launching a collaborative learning series on language reclamation topics for ANA grantees. The goal of the learning series is to strengthen and empower our Native communities’ ability to reclaim their Native languages by creating a community of Native language practitioners. Language Vitality Initiative’s Language Reclamation Landscapes is a series of eight 2-hour visits on critical topics in language reclamation. The series takes place on Zoom and is designed to create collaborative learning through facilitated dialogue with other ANA recipients, Smithsonian staff, and invited experts on various topics. Each discussion features 90 minutes (about 1 and a half hours) of interactive discussions and 30 minutes for networking.

SEP 28

September 28, 3-4:30 p.m. ET  Online or at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

Join us for a film screening and lively conversation about Native art-making and the land. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellows will share firsthand stories of place and belonging as understood through their life’s work as traditional and community-based artists. The NEA National Heritage Fellowships is the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Learn about the diversity of Native stories and practices through the eyes of eight recent recipients.

SEP 30

September 30, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

Teachers select two workshop breakout sessions that include relevant and resource-rich training experiences to support effective use of NMAI-DC exhibitions, American Indian-focused classroom lessons, and resources from Teaching for Change and NMAI. The goal of the Teach-In is to support awareness of the museum’s Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) national education initiative and its classroom lessons to promote improved teaching about American Indian communities.

OCT 7-9

October 7-9, 2023 • Randalls Island Park, New York, NY

OCT 12-14

October 12-14, 2023 • Biddle Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, Indiana

ICILDER will feature presentations and workshops that showcase exemplary practices and innovative approaches which aim to chart a path forward for the future of Indigenous language work. Participants will share their experiences and insights and discuss methods for preserving and promoting Indigenous languages in practical and impactful ways.

OCT 18-21

October 18-21, 2023 • Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

The 54th Annual NIEA Convention & Tradeshow is hosted at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM, October 18-21, 2023. This year’s theme is Education Sovereignty: It Begins with Us. Workshops are divided into 13 strands.

OCT 23-25

October 23-25, 2023 • Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, NM

The topic is about looking into the distant future of our Languages. In 50 years, how do we envision the health and strength of our Languages? What have you found to be the right steps towards our goals?


November 4 • The Autry Museum at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

DEC 2-3

December 2-3, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC and New York, NY

Award-winning and innovative Indigenous artists from the Western Hemisphere are presented in the annual Native Art Market, held in both Washington, DC, and New York City. The weekend event offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase traditional and contemporary handcrafted artworks—including beadwork, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, and sculpture.