June 3—9, 2018

Berkeley, California

The gathering this year was a rousing success. Tribal community researchers, some seasoned researchers and some new to archives, collaborated with linguists and graduate students, learning the ins-and-outs of the major archives on the campus that house materials relating to our California Indian languages. Stale, dusty archives were transformed into vibrant sources of amazing cultural knowledge as 77 members of 27 different tribal groups began viewing materials collected from their ancestors 100+ years ago. It was emotional and highly motivating for them as they pursue their language revitalization goals back in their homelands throughout California.


A short video featuring the 13th bi-ennial Language Is Life Gathering 2017.




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