Recorded September 18th, 2011
This past September Dustin Rivers and WAYK had the opportunity to present at the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival (AICLS) conference. AICLS is a great non-profit organization that supports language revitalization through various conferences, workshops and through their Master Apprentice Program.
The conference was held at the Marin Headlands Institute in Sausalito, CA and we presented on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Before the presentation began, April Charlo was playing a WAYK game with a fluent elder of the Washo language, who she had been picking up language from all morning. This provided a great Set-Up for the presentation, giving those in attendance a preview of what WAYK has to offer, and really, showing them just how fun this can be.
We had an amazing time at the conference and meet a lot of great people who are passionate about language revitalization. We got to share what we do and also see and participate in what others are doing as well. That sort of sharing of ideas and goals is a positive thing to see in the development of this language revitalization community.
We just want to thank everyone that came and everyone we met and AICLS for having us. We hope to continue to work together and foster those relationships we made.