International Year of Indigenous Languages @ UChicago

Complete Schedule

All events will take place at Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago (1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637). To learn more about parking on the UChicago campus, click here.

Friday, October 11th

9:30-10:00 Opening remarks by Professors Lenore Grenoble and Amy Dahlstrom, and land acknowledgment by Marcus Winchester (Potawatomi)

10:00-11:30 Language status panel: Adam Singerman, Latin America; Tran Truong, Japan; Hannah McElgunn, North America

11:30-12:00 Break (food and refreshments provided)

12-12:15 Film screening of Radio Ñonmdaa: The Word of Water by Alexandra Halkin (Amuzgo)

12:15-1:00 Presentation on the Potawatomi language by Carla Collins, master speaker, and her students Margaret Mersereau Long and Dejonay Biles Morseau

1:00-2:00 Lunch break

2:00-3:00 Pirekua Music and Dance by Juchari Sirankua (P’urhépecha)

3:00-4:00 Film screening and presentation of This Is Who I Am by Kalvin Hartwig (Ojibwe)

4:00-5:30 Social (food & refreshments provided)


Saturday, October 12th

9:30-10:00 Breakfast (food and refreshments provided)

10:00-11:00 Film screening of Niugaa Yugaa ‘Keep Talking’ (Alutiiq)

11:00-11:30 Poetry reading by Miguel Marzana (Quechua)

11:30-12:00 Garifuna Presentation by Rhodel Castillo

12:30-1:30 Garifuna lunch

1:30-2:30 Dance Performance by the American Indian Center

2:30-3:30 Pirekua Music and Dance and Presentation on Traditional Clothing by Juchari Sirankua (P’urhépecha)

3:30-4:30 Plenary presentation by Dr Hilaria Cruz of the University of Kentucky (Chatino)

4:30-5:30 Social & Closing Remarks (food & refreshments provided)