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Indigenous language advocates visit campus

November 12, 2019

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Language at the United Nations, which has prompted numerous different activities, celebrations and conferences to highlight the importance of Indigenous Language to cultures across the world.   

A delegation of Indigenous language-focused advocates from Australia, Daryn McKenny and Natalie Davey, accompanied by Megan Watson from the Australian Consulate in Chicago, visited Northwestern University's Evanston campus on November 12, 2019. While on campus, this group spent time in Patty Loew's Native American Environmental Issues and the Media class where they discussed programs that  work to revive and strengthen languages, such as the Miromaa Language Program.