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Munsee Language Symposium

November 4, 2021 · 12:00 pmNovember 5, 2021 · 3:00 pm EDT · 209 Scheide Caldwell and Zoom

Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP); Humanities Council; Fund for Canadian Studies; Program in American Studies; School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study; the Center for Culture, Society & Religion

(Munsee Land, Munsee Language, Munsee People)

This inaugural event will put Princeton faculty and students in direct dialogue with members of the Munsee-Delaware Nation to learn about Munsee language, history, and culture. Speakers include Karen Mosko and Ian McCallum, language keepers from the Munsee-Delaware Nation in Ontario, as well as historian Chief Mark Peters, among others.

Indigenous language revitalization counteracts the violent history of settler colonial regimes, including boarding schools where Native children were forced to speak English exclusively. We aim to make this an annual event in ongoing support of Lunaape language revitalization efforts.

Pre-registration is required for each event. Registrations will be confirmed via email on a first come, first served basis. Registrants must be confirmed to attend.

4-5 Shayeewi Koon Niipaahum (First Snow Moon) 2021
On Lunaapahkiing, at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study

November 4, 2021 (in-person, registration required)
209 Scheide Caldwell House, Princeton University

12 noon – 1:30 pm:
Munsee Language Symposium, with Karen Mosko and Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)

Register for this session.

In-person attendance is limited to PUID holders. If the session reaches capacity, a Zoom link will be made available.

November 5, 2021 (via Zoom, registration required)

10 am – 12 noon: Language and Culture circle

Karen Mosko (Munsee Delaware Nation)
Clan Mother Molly Miller (Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians)
Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)
Kala Djpremo Ligon (Sandhill and Navesink descendant)

Brief introduction: Sarah Rivett
Facilitator: Suzanne Conklin Akbari

1 pm – 3 pm: Wampum and History circle

Chief Mark Peters (Munsee Delaware Nation)
Chief Harry Wallace (Unkechaug Nation)
Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock, Montaukett, and Unkechaug Nation)
Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)

Facilitator: Robbie Richardson (Pabineau First Nation)

Register for the Munsee Language Symposium, Day 2 (Zoom).

This event is a Collaborative Humanities Project of the Humanities Council, presented by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP). Co-sponsored by the Fund for Canadian Studies; the Program in American Studies; the Center for Culture, Society & Religion (CCSR); and the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.

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