A collaborative development of workshops for teachers of Great Basin languages using principles of decolonization and language reclamation

dc.contributor.author Montoya, Ignacio L.
dc.contributor.author Harry, Debra
dc.contributor.author Burns, Jennie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-04T17:17:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-04T17:17:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08
dc.description.abstract The project described in this paper adopts a decolonization-oriented, reclamation-based approach to language maintenance and revitalization. Designed and implemented collaboratively with members of the local university and tribal communities, the project involves a series of five two-hour professional development workshops for teachers of Great Basin Indigenous languages spoken in and around Northern Nevada: Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washo), and Newe (Western Shoshone). The primary goal of the project was building capacity to support language teachers by facilitating presentations, discussions, and activities that contribute to the sharing of ideas and best practices for the promotion of local languages. These workshops were preceded by an information-gathering session to determine the interests and needs of language teachers, which resulted in the selection of workshop topics: decolonization, teaching techniques, linguistics, Great Basin history and culture, and media/recording. A diverse set of facilitators and participants were involved with the project, most of whom were members of local tribal communities. Throughout the project, the organizers remained mindfully focused on the notions of decolonization, capacity-building, and respect for Indigenous knowledge. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 26 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Montoya, Ignacio L., Debra Harry & Jennie Burns. 2020. A collaborative development of workshops for teachers of Great Basin languages using principles of decolonization and language reclamation. Language Documentation & Conservation 14: 462-487. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24927
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject decolonization en_US
dc.subject language maintenance en_US
dc.subject language revitalization en_US
dc.subject workshops en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.title A collaborative development of workshops for teachers of Great Basin languages using principles of decolonization and language reclamation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 487 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 462 en_US
prism.volume 14 en_US
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