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UmoNhoN Iye – The Omaha Speaking

November 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Only a handful of Native American fluent speakers remain of the Omaha Tribe. Fluent speaking elders reflect on growing up speaking their native language, the efforts that was taken from outsiders to phase it out and why it is so important to preserve it.  This documentary is a 2018 Red Nation International Film Festival Best Documentary and a 2019 Western Heritage Awards National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Outstanding Documentary Award Winner.  Panel discussion to follow. 

Invited Panelists

Dr. Joshua Hinson, Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language

Dr. Rudi Mitchell, professor emeritus, Native American Studies, Creighton University

Glena Slater, UmoNhoN fluent speaker /Language Instructor University of Nebraska

Braxton Redeagle , Director, Osage Nation Language Department

Mosiah Bluecloud, Indigenous Language’s Worker

Warren Pratt. Jr, Pawnee Public Schools/Language Teacher


Dr. Ryan Kasak, Assistant Professor and Advisor, Linguistics

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