25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium (SILS2018)
Hosted by Peigan Board of Education and University of Lethbridge Symposium Themes and Program
Day 1 (Thursday June 7): Research. Opening ceremonies. Exchange of academic research on language reclamation, maintenance and revitalization. Keynote addresses by indigenous scholars. Parallel sessions in an academic format. Celebration of the 25th anniversary of SILS. Poster presentation and reception.
Day 2 (Friday June 8): Instructional skills. Promising practices in language learning and teaching. Keynote addresses by instructional skills experts. Hands-on presentations in language learning and teaching in a workshop format. Excursions to Waterton National Park or Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Screening of documentary Making Treaty Seven.
Day 3 (Saturday June 9): Community. Community-initiated and community-led language documentation and revitalization initiatives. Keynote addresses by community activists. Presentations and workshops on topics such as community planning, project design, funding, and curriculum and materials development. Closing ceremonies. Symposium evaluations.
Call for Presentations
We invite teachers, activists, students and scholars to submit proposals for presentations, posters, workshops or panels relating to our Symposium themes. Submission deadline: March 30, 2018 Topics may include but are not limited to: Culture-based education; Language revitalization/reclamation/maintenance; Immersion schools, Mentor-Apprentice Programs and other paths to fluency; Community organizing/fund development/activism/program planning; Research/assessment/best practices; Technology/audio-visual language maintenance & revitalization techniques; Other Indigenous language education topics; Elder, speaker, teacher and student outreach and recruitment
Instructions and proposal submission form: http://www.sils2018.ca/call-for-presentations/