2022 Native Language Summit
October 4, 2022
The 2022 Native Language Summit will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Oklahoma City. The summit will be hosted by the Bureau of Indian Education with the support of other MOA leads including the Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Education.
Last year, as part of the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit, the Departments launched a new interagency initiative to preserve, protect and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages – including in signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to further the Native American Languages Act of 1990.
Topics to be discussed at the Native Language Summit include mentoring and developing teachers, amplifying family and community engagement, and honoring Native people for their contribution to Native languages within Indigenous communities. The summit will include a space to collectively share best practices and learned experiences from Native language revitalization in Native communities.
The Summit may be attended in-person or virtually and is free to the public. Visit the Native Language Summit website for more information. Members of the public can register for the free event.
Details regarding the summit will be shared on the WHCNAA website when available.