This live online chat will focus on indigenous language and culture in honor of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. In 2016, 40% of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages were in danger of disappearing, with most languages belonging to indigenous people. SIGs 14 and 17 have assembled panelists to address the following five key action areas of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:
One panelist will discuss being an indigenous language speaker who provides bilingual speech-language pathology services. The other panelist will describe being an indigenous language speaker whose first language is English participating in multiple indigenous cultures and recording oral histories. Both will suggest strategies that professionals can use to interact with cultural humility, cultural responsiveness, and cultural sensitivity.
The following panelists will be available for questions:
This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).