Calendar of Events


Nov 21, 2019 at 9:30 am

Symposium on the Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias (SILCC)


We are happy to invite you to the first Symposium on the Indigenous Language Communities of the Californias (SILCC) at UC San Diego. The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL), with the message “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”. With this as a backdrop, join us to learn about the linguistic heritage of our region, enjoy complimentary lunch, and connect with colleagues, scholars in the local academic institutions and members from the local tribal communities.

The symposium will feature presentations by Native American scholars and local community members, centering on indigenous perspectives about the current status of languages of the region and efforts underway to preserve and reclaim them for future generations. Following the presentations there will be a panel discussion about how to create lasting impacts of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, based on the perspectives of the Kumeyaay, Kumiai, Cahuilla, Cupeño and Luiseño tribal communities of Southern California and Baja California and their experiences with language reclamation work in their communities.

Event Website

Date and Time

Nov 21, 2019 at 9:30 am


The Forum, 4th floor of Price Center East, UC San Diego

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Nov 19, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Christina Frink    858-534-3602


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Linguistics Department

Event Category

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia