Heritage Voices

Language, Community, and Context - Ep 51

05.24.2021 - By Archaeology Podcast NetworkPlay

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Today's podcast features Dr. Jenny Davis, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and

an Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies at the

University of Illinois, Urbaana-Champaign. She is the director of the American

Indian Studies Program and the 2019-2023 Chancellor's Fellow of Indigenous

Research & Ethics. We get in depth on language revitalization, including the

importance of context, resources for people interested in language

revitalization, the challenge of evaluating results, and how the way we frame

discussions of language revitalizations matters. Finally, we talk about how

language intersects first with gender and sexuality and also with NAGPRA and



* Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw

Renaissance [https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/talking-indian]

* Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality


* Museums, Representation, and Intersectionality – Heritage Voices Episode 24


* Meek, Barbra A. 2011. "Failing American Indian languages". American Indian

Culture and Research Journal. 35 (2): 43-60.

* Failing American Indian Languages


* Collaborative Language (CoLANG) Institute


Guest Contact

* [email protected]

* @ChickashaJenny


* Jessica

* [email protected]

* @livingheritageA [http://www.twitter.com/livingheritageA]

* @LivingHeritageResearchCouncil



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* Timeular [https://timeular.com/ref/chriswebster/]

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