I’m writing to you today about a special presentation and dialogue being planned at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, focused on Native cultures and languages. Specifically, the Center for Global Education Initiatives, Writing Center, and Office of International Services has officially partnered with UNESCO to join worldwide programming for the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
As part of this global effort to raise awareness of Native Nations’ cultures and languages, we are planning “Perspectives in Health, Law, and Human Services: Indigenous Languages and Cultures in Our Practice.” The November 21 program will include keynote remarks on the Indian Child Welfare Act from Rebecca Nagel, Cherokee activist, artist, and language advocate, followed by a panel dialogue with Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, Piscataway historian-curator at the National Museum of the American Indian; Dr. Bayley Marquez, Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and member of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; and Dr. Nalini Negi, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work. Free food. Begins at 3:30pm. Ends at 5pm.
Please see the attached flyer and links below for more information:
Hope to see everyone there!