Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington


UT Arlington's Native American Student Association Powwow Language Conference

Participate in #Powwow2015!

International Mother Language Day, first proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999, falls on February 21, and is a day celebrated worldwide to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism."

UT Arlington's Native American Languages Lab is celebrating IMLD 2015 and UTA NASA's 20th anniversary with an indigenous language video contest that takes part in the campaign to promote #MotherLanguage Day, with winners awarded cash prizes on June 7th, at the rescheduled UTA Powwow. (See UTA's Mother Language Day Tweeting.) We will also host a Native American language film festival all day on Sunday June 7th, with free movies open to all. (See schedule at the bottom of the page.)

Here's what you need to do to enter!

You must be age 18 or older to enter this contest, or if you are under 18, your parent or guardian will need to give permission on the registration form. You don't need to be a fluent speaker, we encourage people who are learning their heritage language to be brave and give this a shot.

Prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and a third place prize gift will be awarded to the top three videos!

Add your hashtags #MotherLanguage #Powwow2015 #Language and see your tweet appear here!

Native American Film Festival

Rosebud Theatre, from 11 am until 10 pm

11-12:30 This May Be The Last Time
A Creek man investigates the disappearance of his father.

1:00-3:00 Navajo Star Wars
The classic film reinterpreted in Navajo.

3:15-4:45 We Still Live Here
A documentary of the Wampanoag.

7:00-10:00 The Fast Runner
An Inuk man seeks revenge against his brother’s killer.