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 repatriation. Links

Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw Renaissance

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

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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

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