COVID-19 Impacts to Breath of Life
Due to the negative effects of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, and with special concerns for our communities we have decided not to host an in-person Breath of Life Institute 2020 on May 31 – June 6, 2020 at U.C. Berkeley. The AICLS board of directors is exploring other options 1. postponing gathering until a later date, 2. develop online tutorials and 3. schedule small-group visits later on. Much depends on whether the university decides to close the summer session. We are keeping track of the situation and are in touch with our partners at the University. If you were planning to apply, please continue to submit your applications until April 5th. Thank you for your continued support and interest.
ANNOUNCING THE 2020 BREATH OF LIFE ARCHIVAL INSTITUTE FOR INDIGENOUS CALIFORNIA LANGUAGES
HOSTED BY THE ADVOCATES FOR INDIGENOUS CALIFORNIA LANGUAGE SURVIVAL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
May 31 – June 6, 2020
Breath of Life is a response to Indigenous California communities and families who want to revive and strengthen their languages, particularly those for which there are no living speakers. By working with the linguistic field notes, other documents and recordings, participants in the Institute can learn how to understand and use these materials for the purposes of language revitalization.
University of California, Berkeley has several major archives which, collectively, house the largest collection in the world of unpublished material on Indigenous California languages. We give thanks to the foresight of those who shared their knowledge with the linguists and anthropologists, making sure that much was recorded for posterity. Come to our institute and give those materials the Breath of Life!
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