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Hear Our Languages, Hear Our Voices: Storywork as Theory and Praxis in Indigenous-Language Reclamation

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dc.contributor.author McCarty, Teresa L.
dc.contributor.author Nicholas, Sheilah E.
dc.contributor.author Chew, Kari A. B.
dc.contributor.author Diaz, Natalie G.
dc.contributor.author Leonard, Wesley Y.
dc.contributor.author White, Louellyn
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-15T22:19:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-15T22:19:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation McCarty, T.L., Nicholas, S.E., Chew, K.A.B., Diaz, N.G., Leonard, W.Y. & White, L. (2018). Hear Our Languages, Hear Our Voices: Storywork as Theory and Praxis in Indigenous-Language Reclamation. Daedalus, 147(2), 160-172. https://doi.org/10.1162/DAED_a_00499 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1162/DAED_a_00499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10964
dc.description.abstract Storywork provides an epistemic, pedagogical, and methodological lens through which to examine Indigenous language reclamation in practice. We theorize the meaning of language reclamation in diverse Indigenous communities based on firsthand narratives of Chickasaw, Mojave, Miami, Hopi, Mohawk, Navajo, and Native Hawaiian language reclamation. Language reclamation is not about preserving the abstract entity “language,” but is rather about voice, which encapsulates personal and communal agency and the expression of Indigenous identities, belonging, and responsibility to self and community. Storywork – firsthand narratives through which language reclamation is simultaneously described and practiced – shows that language reclamation simultaneously refuses the dispossession of Indigenous ways of knowing and refuses past, present, and future generations in projects of cultural continuance. Centering Indigenous experiences sheds light on Indigenous community concerns and offers larger lessons on the role of language in well-being, sustainable diversity, and social justice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences en_US
dc.title Hear Our Languages, Hear Our Voices: Storywork as Theory and Praxis in Indigenous-Language Reclamation en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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