Panel Discussion: Native Language Revitalization and Contemporary Art 

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 6 – 7:30 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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Patrick Del Percio, Lector of Cherokee language in the Department of Linguistics at Yale University, will lead a conversation focusing on Native language revitalization. Invited speakers include Dane Poolaw, a specialist in Plains sign language; Harry Oosahwee, a first language Cherokee teacher, painter and sculptor; Kai Minosh Pyle, a poet and language activist; and Royce Young Wolf, Assistant Curator of Native American Art at the Yale Peabody Museum. Part of their discussion will explore the works of late artist Kimowan Metchewais, whose Polaroids evoking sign language appear in "Native America: In Translation."