Carly Tex (Western Mono)
Carly Tex is Western Mono and an enrolled member of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. She currently resides in Fresno, California. Carly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sonoma State University and a Master’s degree in Native American Linguistics and Languages from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Carly is a traditional basketweaver, cultural demonstrator, and consultant. She participates in events and gatherings where she educates the public about Western Mono culture.
She also attends community language classes and works with her elders to learn, document, and maintain the Western Mono language. Carly provides her services as a linguistic consultant to Tribes and tribal organizations, including the Nuumu Yadoha Language Program, where she assists language groups and Tribes with language research, curriculum development, and instruction. Carly is dedicated to the revitalization, documentation, and maintenance of Indigenous languages.