Native American Languages at Yale: Past, Present, and Future

Event time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Event description: 

Four Yale students will join moderator (Claire Bowern, Linguistics) in discussing Native American languages across the country. The panel will discuss issues around language activism, language in Native American communities, Native American languages at Yale, and language loss and reclamation. The panel’s members will discuss language and related topics across the nation and the role of institutions like Yale in the linguistic landscape of North America. This panel is tied to Bass Library’s 2020/2021 Model Research Collection curated by Dr. Bowern, Language is Everywhere.

Panel Participants:

  • Luta Fast Dog (YC ‘21)
  • Jay Fife, Jr. (YC ‘22)
  • Nolan Arkansas (YC ‘23)
  • Jeremy Johns (Linguistics, GSAS)


  • Claire Bowern, Professor of Linguistics, Yale and creator of the 2020/2021 Model Research Collection
  • Katy Webb, Director of Yale Access Services and Bass Library, Librarian for the Model Research Collection

Location: Zoom (link and passcode will be provided by registering here:

Event Type: 
Lunch Talks