Breath of Life / Silent No More (language)

Breath of Life / Silent No More

Language Restoration Workshop for California Indian Languages

 June 1 - 7, 2014

University of Berkeley at California 

Hosted by The Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival and The Survey of California and Other Indian Languages

This is a one-week workshop for California Indians who wish to find and use the materials on their languages that are held in the archives of the University of California at Berkeley. Archivists at the three main language archives - The Bancroft Library, the Hearst Museum, and the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages - are on hand to help you access the materials you need, and linguistics graduate students and professors will work with you to help you interpret and find ways to use these materials for your own research, learning and teaching purposes. Lectures and mini-workshops are also provided on linguistics, language teaching and learning, and use of the increasing amount of on-line materials.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: You must register by April 15, 2014.

We will be accepting no more than 60 participants, trying for a mix of about half returnees and half new folks. Registration could close earlier if it fills up



We are looking for faculty and grad students who could mentor our participants, who will be studying basic articulatory linguistics and grammatical analysis at the workshop, or, if they have come before, will work at a more advanced level to learn more about the structure of their language.

More information can be found at

The Spoken Word  

Heyday Books -- 1633 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
Friday, March 28, 2014   6:00pm




Spoken word is a way to express feelings, ideas, thoughts and visions through song and poetry. Far too often, Indian languages lack venues where we as Native people are able to use our Native languages to express our stories and experiences.


AICLS, in partnership with News from Native California and Heyday, would like to invite you to an evening of stories, poetry, and song shared in languages indigenous to California. It will truly be a special evening. A night of the oldest languages of this land being spoken and sung in a modern setting, a shining testament to our ongoing presence, as we speak and sing of issues dear to our hearts.


For more information, please feel free to contact AICLS, or News from Native California through Facebook, or personally contact Vincent, a member of AICLS' Board of Directors 

Maidu rock band, Chochenyo Poetry, Miner lettuce salads, acorn, manzanita cider, dark lights, native language, good people. What more can you ask for? Please join us and express yourself using an Indigenous California language at our first event March 28th at 6pm.



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