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INTC Language Revitalization Committee Meeting Minutes January 28, 2008 Next meeting: April 28th, 10am, Kelly Haney Center, Seminole State College, Seminole, OK I. Call to order 10:20am II. Prayer Stan Smith III. Present Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Muscogee (Creek) Seminole Nation Nation Nation Nation Nation Dr. Gloria Sly JoAnn Ellis Richard Norma Marshall Janet Johnson Vicki Renner Adams Mary Frye Jane Northcott Terry Haney Koko Lowe Ahse Deere Stan Smith Jennie Ross IV. Welcome/Introductions Richard Adams Choctaw Nation: Richard Adams Chickasaw Nation: Terry Haney Creek Nation: Norma Marshall Seminole Nation: Janet Johnson Cherokee Nation: Dr. Gloria Sly V. Minutes Old minutes reviewed and approved Elect New officers o New officers were elected and are as follows: Chairman, Norma Marshall Vice-Chairman, Richard Adams Treasurer, JoAnn Ellis Secretary, Janet Johnson VI. Old Business Seminole Nation involvement o The Seminole Nation is now becoming involved with the INTC Language Revitalization Committee. Contact person is Janet Johnson Language Legislative Summit o Registration Native Language Legislative Summit registration is Koko Lowe and Mary Frye. They need assistance for the 200+ attendees that will be registering at the booth. Jennie “Scottie” Ross volunteered and will be assisting with registration. o Scholarships After discussions, are on hold. It will be on the agenda for the February 11th conference call, pending information from Casey Ross-Petherick. Further information will be needed from Dr. Jerry Bread on participants receiving college credit for 1 hour for attending the summit o English-Only legislation Wording for the attachment for the English only legislation was discussed. The following are the items that we want included in the draft attachment to be drawn up by Casey Oklahoma recognizes those federally recognized tribes (list them) located in the state of Oklahoma before Oklahoma statehood and are federally recognized by the US of America. Be it known by this document these languages are the original, official language of the state of Oklahoma and whereas nothing in the state laws will preclude these tribal nations from publishing any state documents in these native languages… o We also want to include in this language: 37 Federally recognized tribes Sovereign nations Our tribes have been here continuously well before statehood The tribes will incur the costs of any printing of documents in their native language in their respective jurisdictions o There are concerns over tribal employees attending the 2nd day of the legislative summit Tribal employees will need to get permission from their Chief or go as a concerned tribal citizen o Summit logistics - Day one Food and drink approved for light breakfast during registration; muffins, drinks MC hasn’t been confirmed Color Guard Muscogee Nation has been asked. The rest of us will need to ask our respective color guards Keynote speaker Ryan Wilson has been confirmed Morning break-no food and drink because of time limits Luncheon menu was approved for the sandwich buffet Tribal leaders will have time to briefly remark on language program JT Petherick is confirmed We will need to get advocacy materials Food and drink for the afternoon break was approved for cookies and drinks Moderators for the breakout session are as follows: Track 1-Blu Clark Track 2-Richard Grounds Track 3-Choctaw Nation Track 4-Needs of Small Tribes – Dr. Jerry Bread Track 5-Student Track -Quentin Roman Nose Track 6-Program Development:Where to Start – Jacob Bailey (Saux & Fox) (no moderator specified) o Summit logistics – Day two All Five Tribes will be represented. We will have meeting instruction and how to find representatives. A full breakfast was approved to allow more time to approach legislators Reconvene @ OCU o Agenda will be out by end of the week o Videos will need to be film within the next week. Contact them ASAP if you haven’t already done so. o Parking at OCU will be determined VII. New Business Symposium will be at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, April 16-19, 2008 and will have a Language workshop. Contact is Phyllis Fife VIII. Next Meeting Date February 11th-Conference call. Time TBD. April 28th-Quarterly meeting hosted by the Seminole Nation. 10am, Kelly Haney Center, Seminole State College, Seminole, OK IX. Adjourn Terry Haney made a motion to adjourn; second made by Koko Lowe. Richard Adams adjourned with prayer.
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