Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington
UT Arlington's Native American Student Association Powwow Language ConferenceParticipate 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!
- Create a video of you speaking at least 10 to 15 seconds in your indigenous heritage language of North America.
- Upload it to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo or another social media video sharing site, with no privacy restrictions
- Add three hashtags: #MotherLanguage #Powwow2015 and a hashtag of the language (i.e. #Shawnee #Choctaw)
- Fill out the contest registraton form online here . (or fill it out onsite by 12 pm at the Powwow on June 7th)
- Show up on June 7th to UTA's 20th Anniversary Powwow...must be present to win!
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 FestivalRosebud 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.