Legislative Hearing

Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on S. 575

Date: May 15, 2003
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Russell
Room: 485
  • S. 575, a Bill to Amend the Native American Languages Act to Provide for the Support of Native American Language Survival Schools, and for other purposes


Panel 1

Panel I

Dr. Leanne Hinton

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Berkeley, CA

Panel I

Dr. Christine Sims

Linguistic Institute for Native Americans and Member of Pueblo of Acoma
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico - Accompanied by: VINA LENO, Acoma Pueblo; CARLA HERRERA (12 years old), Pueblo de Cochiti; and TRAVIS PECOS (12 years old), Pueblo de Cochiti

Panel I

Dr. Mary Eunice Romero

College of Education
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Panel I

Dr. William Demmert, Jr.

Professor of Education, Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Panel 2

Panel II

Ms. Rosalyn LaPier

Piegan Institute/Nizipuhwahsin School
Browning, MT - Accompanied by: MS. JOYCELYN DesROSIER, Piegan Institute/Nizipuhwahsin School, Browning, MT

Panel II

Mrs. Geneva Navarro

Comanche Language Instructor
Comanche Nation College
Lawton, OK - Accompanied by: MRS. RITA COOSEWON, Comanche Language Instructor, Comanche Nation College, Lawton, OK

Panel 3

Panel III

Dr. Lawrence D. Kaplan

Director, Alaska Native Language Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK - Accompanied by : DR. MICHAEL KRAUSS, Founding Director, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

Panel III

Dr. Rosita Worl

Sealaska Heritage Institute, University of Alaska Southeast
Juneau, AK

Panel 4

Panel IV

Dr. Kalena Silva

Director, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke ‘ elikolani College
University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Hilo, HI - Accompanied by: MS. KEIKI KAWAIAEA, Director, Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and Director, Hale Kuamoo Hawaiian Language Center, Ka Haka Ula O Keelikolani (Hawaiian College)

Panel IV

Dr. William (Pila) Wilson

Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke'elikolani College, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Hilo, HI - Accompanied by : MR. HOLO HOOPAI, Student, Ke Kula ‘O Nawahiokalani'opu'u, Hawaii, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, HI

Panel IV

Ms. Namaka Rawlins

‘Aha Punana Leo, Inc.
Hilo, HI

Panel IV

Dr. Mary Hermes

Assistant Professor of Education
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN - Accompanied by: LISA LaRONGE, Ojibwe Language Immersion School, Hayward, WI

Panel IV

Dr. William Y. Brown

Bishop Museum
Honolulu, HI - Accompanied by: MS. JENNIFER CHOCK, Director of Program Planning and Development

Panel IV

Dr. David Dinwoodie

Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Panel IV

Mr. John Cheek

National Indian Education Association
Alexandria, VA - Accompanied by : MS. CINDY LA MARR, President-Elect, National Indian Education Association, Alexandria, VA