Mission Statement

The mission of the First International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages (2017) is to bring together instructors, practitioners, activists, Indigenous leaders, scholars and learners who speak and study these languages. This international conference includes research, pedagogy and practice about the diverse languages and cultures of Indigenous and minoritized populations worldwide. The conference engages participants in a global dialogue and also serves as a forum for networking and exchanging ideas, experiences and research on language revitalization issues from interdisciplinary perspectives. In other words, its mission is to exchange different ideas and experiences that will transcend the academy walls and find space in the larger world community by giving all the participants an opening to share their multiple ways of being, seeing, knowing and learning.