"Moving Towards Knowledge Together"

Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization

EduE 150, 412 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812


University of

College of Education &
Human Service Professions

Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium VI

Weaving Indigenous  Language Through Family, Education & Community

May 16th & 17th, 2011

Eni–gikendaasoyang (Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Language Revitalization), of the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Grotto Foundation are hosting the sixth Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium at the Black Bear Resort & Casino, May 16th & 17th, 2011.

We are honored this year to have actor, language activist and honorary board member of the Indigenous Language Institute, Mr. Wes Studi as keynote.

The symposium will focus on technology, teacher training, teaching methods, community resources, curriculum development models, adult learning, evaluation and assessment. Presentations from key language revitalization programs and initiatives will be featured during this two–day event.

The symposium is geared towards elders, educators, higher education students, and practitioners.

Registration & Location Information

Please use the registration form below and join us at the symposium!

Black Bear Resort & Casino Directions
Registration Information
Make reservations now, space is limited! Also, very limited on-site registration is available, see below. Forms can be faxed to the attention of Jennifer Niemi at 218.726.7073
Registration Form (pdf documents require Adobe Reader, free download)
Registration, for all, after May 11th will be $200.00 (registration is non-refundable after May 12, due to guaranteed food count to conference center)
Student Scholarships have all been filled as of 4/19/11
MILS had 20 student scholarships available. These scholarships were awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The scholarship covers registration only, it does not cover travel expenses or hotel accommodations. You MUST provide valid school identification information and MUST be enrolled during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Tentative Agenda(last update 5/12/11)

Hotel Accommodations:

Black Bear Resort & Casino, Carlton, MN
Reference "MN Indigenous Language Symposium" when you call to make reservations
Black Bear Casino Resort
1785 Highway 210
P.O. Box 777
Carlton, MN   55718-0777
Phone: (218) 878-BEAR
Toll Free: 1-888-771-0777 (US & Canada)
Fax: (218) 878-2317
Email: Hotel Information
Directions to the Black Bear
Rates starting from $49 a night (plus tax)
Reservation Deadline
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 (however after this date if rooms are available the Northland Inn will honor the symposium rate)

Vendor Information:

Cindy Gustafson
Email: cagustaf@d.umn.edu
Phone: (218)726-8378
Vendor Registration Form(pdf documents require Adobe Reader, free download)

* Please note that pictures will be taken at the symposium for use on our web site and for promotional advertising. If you do not want your picture taken please let symposium staff know and we will honor your request.

Call For Proposals Closed

Miigwech! Pidamaya! to everyone who submitted proposals. You will be notified by March 30th if your proposal has been accepted.

TENTATIVE AGENDA(will be updated~last updated 5/12/11)

Wes Studi


Symposium Information Contact:

Jennifer Niemi
Email: jehlen@d.umn.edu
Phone: (218)726-8419