Below is a message from Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada and Michal Temkin Martinez, co-chairs of the LSA Committee on Endangered Languages & Their Preservation (CELP).
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to provide testimony ahead of the senate oversight hearing on “Examining efforts to maintain and revitalize Native languages for future generations” this past Wednesday. For those who are still interested in doing so, the post-hearing testimony submission period ends on Tuesday, September 4th. You may submit your testimony by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the hearing summary here, and the testimonies of the five panelists who addressed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Jeannie Hovland, Jessie Little Doe Baird, Namaka Rowlins, Christine Sims and Lauren Hummingbird) here. There is also a detailed write-up of the hearing, along with recordings of the testimonies here. The LSA was approached to contribute to this hearing through the JNCL-NCLIS. For more information about the kind of work that the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) does, please visit https://languagepolicy.org/.
Thank you for your help with this,
Jorge & Michal