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UmoNhoN Iye – The Omaha Speaking
November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 21 @ 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.
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