October 11-13, 2019
Wonder Valley Ranch, Sanger, California
Fixing the Earth in the Year of Indigenous Languages
Our theme for this year’s gathering is Fixing the Earth in the Year of Indigenous Languages. We believe our indigenous languages are a door to understanding our direct impact and relationship with the natural world. We believe our languages have a positive impact on our physical and mental health and our environments.
The year 2019 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival has been honored to represent our little part of the world in this global effort to raise awareness to political leaders and encourage discussion on helping endangered indigenous languages to survive the onslaught of language domination. English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and other languages are the dominating linguistic force that is unwittingly, and often wittingly, to destroy the indigenous languages of the world. AICLS has been fighting this good fight for 30 years and more–and we hope to continue for years to come!
Artist Lyn Risling (Karuk-Yurok-Hupa) created an image that depicts caring for, nurturing of and blessings from the Earth, by current and future generations with an undying dedication to restoring their particular indigenous languages.
You can register now for the 2019 Language Is Life “Fixing the World” Gathering by clicking on the button below.
Location: Wonder Valley Ranch, Sanger, California
Come join fellow California Native advocates and families dedicated to gaining the ability to speak using their ancestral languages. The event includes native leaders involved in the language revitalization movement, attend workshops to gain new skills and best practices to learn and teach your languages, create a network of new like-minded friends who have rediscovered the beauty of their languages.