Agenda-at-a-Glance

Day/Date

Training

Day 1
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
(Includes a 1-hour break)

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Lillian Sparks Robinson: Vision of NLCC
  • Ice Breaker
  • Part 1: The Journey to Effective Language Transfer
  • Lunch Break (60 minutes)
  • Cohort Journey Video
  • Mindfulness
  • Break
  • Part 2: The Journey to Effective Language Transfer with presentation by Jefferson Greene
  • Wrap up
  • Afternoon Tea: Visiting Hour (Optional)

Day 2
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
(Includes 1 hour break)

  • Morning Coffee: Visiting Hour
  • Welcome Back
  • Cohort Journey: Setting Milestones on our Journey
  • Lunch Break (60 minutes)
  • Cohort Journey: Assessing Your Sustainability
  • Ice Breaker
  • Group Activity
  • Cohort Journey: Passing on the Knowledge
  • Afternoon Tea: Visiting Hour (Optional)

Day 3
Thursday, May 5, 2022
11:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET
(Includes 1 hour break)

  • Morning Coffee: Visiting Hour
  • Welcome Back
  • Message from ANA Commissioner Hope
  • MacDonald Lonetree
  • The Journey Ahead-Community Language Learning Lunch Break (60 minutes)
  • Ice Breaker
  • “Expanding support for Languages”
  • Reflections
  • Cultural Closing

Day 1: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Eastern Time

Topic

Lead

11:00 am

Welcome & Introductions from Sister Sky Inc.

Cultural opening and welcome from NLCC team

NLCC T/TA Ctr. & Special
Emcee Barry Moses

11:30 am

Lillian Sparks Robinson: Vision of NLCC

In 2010, Lillian was appointed by President Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to serve as the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans. In this role, she worked on programs and policy impacting Native languages and education, social development, and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

Lillian Sparks Robinson

12:00 pm

Ice Breaker

Barry Moses

12:15 pm

Part 1: The Journey to Effective Language Transfer

Effective language transfer is built on a foundation of language knowledge. Documented language knowledge greatly assists in creating a learning paths and proficiency assessments. This presentation will show how to orient language efforts to gather and organize language knowledge and build a solid foundation for effective language transfer.

A break-out activity will occur with a share-out and a question & answer session.

Tachini Pete, NLCC T/TTA Director

1:30 pm

Lunch Break (60 mins)

2:30 pm

Cohort Journey (videos)

A video with a short description of each recipient’s reflection on the beginning of their project.

Tachini Pete, NLCC T/TA Ctr.

3:45 pm

Break

4:00 pm

Part 2: The Journey to Effective Language Transfer Guest Presentation: Ichishkín to English and Back

Continuing the journey to Effective Language Transfer.
There will be an answer & question session to follow the presentation.

 

Growing up on the rez, learning language was never a requirement but a delicacy. Most everyone got vocabulary but speaking wasn’t what was being taught. In 2013, as students, we struggled to understand the language enough to create our own sentences, so relied solely on phrase memorization to get by, where after using a couple of memorized phrases, the conversation in our language would then be done. There was plenty of information in the language we needed to acquire and retain to be able to speak, but no one was teaching those complexities in the language until Mr. Greene developed English equivalencies for students to understand.

Special Guest Speaker- Jefferson Greene &
Tachini Pete

5:15 pm

Wrap-up

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

5:30 pm

Afternoon Tea: Visiting Hour (Optional)

Sister Sky Inc. wants you to enjoy your tea time with Cree Whelshula, Barry Moses, Tachini Pete and Jefferson Greene. This time is set aside for you to ask questions, visit, and exchange ideas.

Separate Zoom room: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84771649474?pwd=cDBqQVlld3RCYVJRNkRIVGx4NlRSZz09

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

Day 2: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Eastern Time

Topic

Lead

11:00 am

Morning Coffee: Visiting Hour (optional)

Separate Zoom room from plenary: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84771649474?pwd=cDBqQVlld3RCYVJRNkRIVGx4NlRSZz09

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:00 pm

Welcome Back

Barry Moses

12:15 pm

Cohort Journey: Setting Milestones on our Journey

Whether developing curriculum or planning an immersion school, prioritization of resources and setting goals are first steps to successful implementation. This presentation and activity will help participants better estimate capacity requirements for various language scenarios.

A break-out activity will occur with a share-out and question & answer session.

Tachini Pete

1:30 pm

Lunch (60 min)

2:30 pm

Cohort Journey: Assessing Your Sustainability Presentation

A break-out activity will occur with a share-out and question & answer session.

Jim Myers, NLCC T/TA Ctr.

3:45 pm

Ice Breaker

Barry Moses

4:00 pm

Tachini Pete, Tracy Kieffer

4:30 pm

Cohort Journey: Passing on the Knowledge

Grantee discussion

Cohort

5:30 pm

Afternoon Tea: Visiting Hour (Optional)

Sister Sky Inc. wants you to enjoy your tea time with Cree Whelshula, Barry Moses, Tachini Pete and Jefferson Greene. This time is set aside for you to ask questions, visit, and exchange ideas.

Separate Zoom room from plenary: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84771649474?pwd=cDBqQVlld3RCYVJRNkRIVGx4NlRSZz09

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

Day 3: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Eastern Time

Topic

Lead

11:00 am

Morning Coffee: Visiting Hour (optional)

Separate Zoom room from plenary: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84771649474?pwd=cDBqQVlld3RCYVJRNkRIVGx4NlRSZz09

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

11:45 am

Welcome Back

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:00 pm

Message from ANA Commissioner Hope MacDonald

Hope MacDonald LoneTree serves as the Deputy Commissioner at the Administration for Native Americans managing a nation-wide discretionary grant program. Previously, Ms. MacDonald LoneTree served her people through the Office of the Speaker, 24th Navajo Nation Council on special projects and initiatives that included public safety, public health, and veterans.

Hope MacDonald LoneTree

12:15 pm

Presentation: The Journey Ahead – Community Language Learning

Language revival aims to increase the community of speakers. Growing the language community requires a significant effort to provide effective community language learning. This presentation and discussion will provide a conceptual overview of effective and efficient language learning.

A break-out activity will occur with a share-out and question & answer session.

Tachini Pete

1:30 pm

Lunch Break (60 min)

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

2:30 pm

Ice Breaker

Barry Moses

2:45 pm

Expanding Support for Languages

Michelle Sauve, an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Intradepartmental Council for Native American Affairs (ICNAA) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the Executive Director for the ICNAA, she provides coordination across the Department, and supports the ANA Commissioner and the Council in cross-program collaborations and coordination on policy impacting Native Americans.

Michelle Sauve

3:45 pm

Cohort

4:45 pm

Cultural Closing

Open discussion

Miss Spokane, NLCC Staff, ANA Staff, Barry Moses