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Miami language and cultural revitalization

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Project at Miami, will present “Language is Life: Miami Language and Cul-
tural Revitalization” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 212 MacMillan Hall. His talk is part of the Center for American and World Cultures' lecture series on the Power of Language.

Baldwin, a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, has spent the past 10 years working with the Miamis developing culture- and language-based educational materials and programs. He is co-author of the first comprehensive dictionary on the Miami language - a centuries-old language that hasn't been spoken conversationally in more than 45 years.

His talk will explore the social, political and cultural issues surrounding language reclamation.

The Myaamia Project is a joint venture between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University to preserve, promote and research Miami Nation history, culture and language.

Baldwin's talk is co-sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, the Center for Writing Excellence and the Myaamia Project. For more information, contact the CAWC at 9-8309.

Date Published: 11/17/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 16

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