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Language & Identity: Methods of Revitalization
January 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Cherokee language instructors as they consider methods for revitalization––and the urgent need to put those methods into practice.
Panelists: Landon French, David Jumper, Kelly Murphy
Landon French lives in the Yellowhill community in Cherokee, North Carolina. He is currently the first grade teacher at New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee language immersion school. This is Landon’s fifth year of being involved with the school.
David Jumper was born and raised here in Cherokee. A graduate of Cherokee Central High School and Western Carolina University, where he majored in Physical Education, David has worked for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians since 2008. After spending two years with the Cherokee Youth Council as a Youth Development Professional, he began working at New Kituwah Academy in 2010. David has taught the Cherokee language in some capacity in almost every classroom, from the two-year-old room to sixth grade.