RECORDINGS AND PDFS FROM THE 4TH ICLDC ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
SOCIAL EVENTS, PRE- & POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 • Hibiscus Ballroom 1 at the Ala Moana Hotel, 7:00-9:00 pm
Join us for pupus (Hawaiian for hors d’oeuvres), drinks, entertainment, and a ti leaf lei making demonstration (Carnation Room).
Graduate Student Mixer
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 • Fresh Café Down Town (1111 Nu'uanu Avenue), 6:30-8:30 pm
The student-run Linguistic Society of Hawaiʻi will host a student mixer on the evening of Friday, February 27. Meet by the canoes in the Ala Moana Hotel lobby at 6:00 pm. LSH students will be on hand to guide people to the GSM venue (Fresh Café Down Town) via city bus. The mixer will go from 6:30-8:30 pm.
If your special interest group would like to hold an office hour during 4th ICLDC, please contact us no later than December 31, 2014, for assistance with scheduling meeting space during the lunch breaks.
Head Start Workshop and Presentation
Our friends at Head Start are offering the following workshop and presentation as a free pre-conference event on February 25, 2015, on the campus of the University of Hawai'i, in Kuykendall Hall Room 306. Plan to arrive in Honolulu early enough to attend!
1 pm-4 pm: Making It Work!
Presenter: Debra Shuey
Making It Work! (MIW!) is a tool that connects traditional cultural skills values, beliefs, and lifeways to preschool children’s school readiness. It encompasses all aspects of curriculum and instruction—from the learning environment to assessment. MIW! provides teachers working with indigenous populations with an approach that intentionally focuses on lifeways and connect their traditional ways with skills that set young children on a trajectory for school success. This session will introduce the process and provide participants the opportunity to explore ways to provide young children with a strong cultural and school readiness foundation.
4:15 pm-6 pm: Language Revitalization in Head Start
Presenter: Ruth Rouvier
The National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) is developing a set of resources to support language revitalization in Head Start and Early Head Start programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native children ages 0-5. In this session we will share our progress on this project, and hear responses and ideas from session participants. This meeting will be especially relevant to those who work with Head Start or other programs serving children ages 0-5, or with experience or interest in bringing language revitalization with young children.
By phone: Call toll-free in the US: (855) 494-0331
By email: contact the workshop organizers with the following information:
PLEASE NOTE: Campus eateries will be closed by 6PM. If you wish to stay for the film screening, you should bring some food with you from downtown.
Presenters: Craig Mishler, Judy Thompson, Angela Dennis, Odelia Dennis, Frank Seidel
The evening before the conference, some of our presenters will share short films they have created as part of their documentary work. The screening will take place on Wednesday, February 25th on the University of Hawaii campus in St. John Plant, room 11, from 6:30-8:30 pm (86 minutes of film). Topics include making Caribou dry meat, a fishing technique from the Guinea coast, and passing down Tahltan traditional knowledge.
Vadzaih Nilii Gaih Tr'ahtsii: Making Caribou Dry Meat (32 minutes)
Step-by-step Kenneth Frank films himself and demonstrates the butchering, smoking, and processing of fresh caribou meat to make dry meat over a period of five work days in Arctic Village, Alaska. The footage illustrates a major secret to subsistence and survival in the Arctic over many centuries. Narrated in Gwich'in with English subtitles.
Credits: Filmed and narrated by Kenneth Frank, produced by Craig Mishler. Gwich'in transcriptions by Crystal Frank and Allan Hayton. 32 minutes.
Dah Tsiye Kehke (44 minutes)
Dah-tsiye Kehke (Our Grandfather’s Footprints) is a heartfelt documentary that celebrates the life of Indigenous Tahltan elder Loveman Nole; told through the experiences of his grandkids as they follow the footprints of his past; emulating the lifestyle that he once lived.
The film has been versioned into the Tahltan language with english subtitles. Originally aired in The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada.
Credits: Executive Producer - Marianne Jones. Producer - Kristy Assu. Director - Michael Bourquin
Myiba ka mawèleb (10 minutes).
The film shows a group of women dam fishing in the side arms of the mangrove forests of the northern Guinea coast, West Africa (Nalu, Soso, with English subtitles).
Credits: Authors: Martin Gruber & Frank Seidel. Sponsor: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP), School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, London. Supported by: University of Florida, Gainesville and Université Général Lansana Conté - Sonfonia, Conakry.
Hawaiian Language Revitalization Field Study: He ʻŌlelo Ola: A Living Hawaiian Language: Look to the Source (March 2-3, 2015)
Register for the Field Study (which is separate from the main conference registration) here. The early bird registration deadline is February 2, 2015.
NOTE: For those unfamiliar with Hawaiʻi, the conference will be in Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. The Field Study will be in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Those planning to attend the optional Field Study will need to arrange their interisland flight to Hilo and their hotel, in addition to their flight to and lodging in Honolulu.