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April 2022 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Comments April, 2023 by Ofelia Zepeda[1]* Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - Cewagĭ Pi ṣa:muñ ‘ab dahă. ‘ab dahă kc ‘ab beihim g gewkdag ‘ab beihim ‘amjeḍ g s-ke:g hewel. ‘I:da gewkdag mo na:nko ma:s. ‘I:da gewkdag mo d ‘ep ge’e tatañ. ‘I:da tatañ mat ‘ab amjed o si i-hoi g jeweḍ. I:da tatañ mo we:s ‘an ‘i-t-bijimidahim. Summer clouds sit silently. They sit, quietly gathering strength. Gathering strength from the good winds. This strength that becomes the thunder. The thunder so loud it vibrates the earth. The thunder that surrounds us.[2] This is language. It is… {read more...}
International Language Diplomacy: The United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages April, 2023 by Aleksei Tsykarev[1]* Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - NOTE: what follows is a lightly-edited transcript of the keynote address held as part of the 54th Algonquian Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, October 21, 2022. Terveh teilä, hyvät rahvas! Warmest greetings to all conference participants! It is my pleasure to deliver these keynote remarks tonight on the occasion of the launch of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages[2] here at the University of Colorado, an institution that indeed has the capacity and the expertise to make a difference when it comes to concrete steps… {read more...}
Computational Linguistics, Language Technologies and the International Decade of Indigenous Languages: Academic and Community Interactions April, 2023 by Antti Arppe, Mary Hermes, Marie-Odile Junker, Nora Livesay, Michael Running Wolf, Alexis Palmer Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - NOTE: what follows is a lightly-edited transcript of a panel discussion held as part of the 54th Algonquian Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, October 21, 2022. Three panelists (Mary Hermes, Mary-Odile Junker, and Michael Running Wolf) joined remotely, and two panelists (Antti Arppe and Nora Livesay) joined in person. Authors/panelists Antti Arppe, University of Alberta Mary Hermes, University of Minnesota Marie-Odile Junker, Carleton University Nora Livesay, University of Minnesota Michael Running Wolf, McGill University, Indigenous in AI Moderator Alexis Palmer, University of Colorado Boulder Overview:… {read more...}
Thoughts on the Ethics of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages April, 2023 by Wesley Y. Leonard[1]* Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - aya ceeki. Wesley Leonard weenswiaani. niila myaamia. What I just said in the myaamia language (also known as “Miami”), is very simple: I just shared my name – I said who I am, and that I am Miami. This, however, becomes a relatively big deal when you consider the history of the Miami people and of our language, which like Wampanoag was a sleeping language for a number of years and only later became reclaimed from archival documentation. I refer here to language documentation that… {read more...}
Visions for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 April, 2023 by Kristen Carpenter[1]*, Andrew Cowell[2]**, Alexis Palmer[3]*** Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - The United Nations General Assembly recently proclaimed the International Decade of Indigenous Languages ( “IDIL”) from 2022-2032 to “to draw attention to the critical loss of indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages and to take urgent steps at the national and international levels.” The Decade is an opportunity to expose and address the severe loss of Indigenous Peoples’ languages locally, regionally, and globally. It is a chance for the entire world community to gather together and commit to… {read more...}
Cherokee Identity, National Responsibility, and Global Solidarity: A Tribal Leadership View of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages April, 2023 by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.[1]* Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - Siyo nigad. Again, welcome to the Cherokee Nation. I think it’s appropriate to recognize the gentleman who just introduced me. He is the former chief of the Cherokee Nation, currently our special envoy for international affairs and language preservation. I want you to think about this. His service to the Cherokee people has touched the last five decades of our existence. Think about that for a moment. When I was a young man, I saw Chief Joe Byrd take office and speak the Cherokee language… {read more...}
Successful Collaborations Between Indigenous Activists and Academic Linguists: How the International Year of the Indigenous Languages led to three projects for the International Decade of the Indigenous Languages April, 2023 by Andrew Cowell, Shannon Bischoff, Monica Macaulay, Doug Whalen, Joe Dupris Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - NOTE: what follows is a lightly-edited transcript of a panel discussion held as part of the 54th Algonquian Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, October 21, 2022. Three panelists (Shannon Bischoff, Monica Macaulay, and D.H.) joined remotely. Authors/panelists Andrew Cowell, University of Colorado Boulder; Shannon Bischoff, Purdue University-Ft. Wayne;  Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and  Doug Whalen, CUNY Graduate Center and Endangered Language Fund Moderator Joe Dupris Part one: Overview Shannon Bischoff I'm Shannon Bischoff. With my colleagues Doug Whalen and Monica Macaulay, we're going to… {read more...}
Indigenous Language Leaders: Perspectives on the International Decade of Indigenous Languages April, 2023 by Justin Neely, Billie Sutton, Richard Kistabish, Rosalyn LaPier, Kristen Carpenter Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 -   NOTE: what follows is a lightly-edited transcript of a panel discussion held as part of the 54th Algonquian Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, October 21, 2022. Three panelists (Justin Neely, Billie Sutton, and Richard Kistabish ) joined in person and one panelist (Rosalyn LaPier) joined remotely. Authors/panelists Justin Neely, Billie Sutton, Richard Kistabish, Rosalyn LaPier Moderator Kristen Carpenter, University of Colorado Boulder Kristen Carpenter: Welcome to our roundtable discussion on the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, this session brings together a group of Indigenous… {read more...}
The Intersection of Language, Law, and Sovereignty: a Shawnee Perspective April, 2023 by Chief Ben Barnes[1]* Printed, Special Issue, Volume 34 - NOTE: what follows is a lightly-edited transcript of the keynote address held as part of the 54th Algonquian Conference, University of Colorado Boulder, October 21, 2022. Part 1: Keynote Address Kristen Carpenter: Greetings from the American Indian Law Program here at the University of Colorado. I am pleased to have this opportunity to co-chair this conference with my colleagues in the Linguistics Department, Andy Cowell and Alexis Palmer. Today, it’s my honor to introduce my friend, the Chief of the Shawnee Tribe, Ben Barnes. Chief… {read more...}
Potential for Less Plastic Pollution: Colorado’s Recycling System and Plastic Bag Ban March, 2023 by Robyn Smith[1]* Issue 1, Printed, Volume 34 - Table of Contents Introduction I. Background A. Post-Consumer Waste Is Increasing on a Global Level B. Current Processing Facilities for Recyclables Are Insufficient C. Historical Federal Recycling Initiatives D. Recent Federal Legislative Initiatives II. States Have Divergent Recycling Frameworks and Varying Rates of Success A. Components of Recycling Frameworks 1. Deposit Refund System 2. Curbside Recycling 3. Single-Use Plastic Bans 4. State Regulation and Oversight of Recycling 5. Landfill Costs B. 50 States of Recycling Report C. Case Studies 1. Maine 2. Vermont 3. Colorado… {read more...}

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The Crestone Case: Motivations and Implications February, 2024 by Sarah Berman Digital - Commercial Discovery Rule vs. Actual Production Rule Oil and gas leases generally include two terms.[1] The first is a fixed primary term within which the lessee holds the mineral rights but is not obligated to produce.[2] Should the primary term of a lease end without any production, the lease will expire. The secondary term of an oil and gas lease begins upon production and continues so long as the production continues.[3] In essence, production is essential to the extension of an oil and gas lease… {read more...}