Amazonian Languages at MOA

The UBC Museum of Anthropology currently has a temporary exhibition called Amazonia: the rights of nature. They are having a guided tour to talk about Amazonian languages, on January 25, 7-8pm. It’s a free event with museum admission.
Here’s what they say about the event:

Join us for a tour that explores the languages of Amazonia, the linguistic diversity of the region and discusses past and current challenges to its preservation. We examine current documentation and revitalization efforts of Amazonian languages, which colonization, slavery, resource exploitation and assimilationist policies have gravely endangered, in some instances to a point of no return.
 
The tour includes the screening of Inhu, a short documentary directed by the members of the Kalapalo Nation Tewe Kalapalo, Tawana Kalapalo and Kayauta Kalapalo. It tells the story of a trip to a Kalapalo’s ancestors’ village to collect snails that are then used in a workshop to teach the youngsters how to make their traditional snail necklaces, called Inhu. The film is a testament to Amazonian peoples’ current efforts to preserve their languages and cultures, and is one of many projects financed by Prodoclin, a documentation project conducted by Museu do Índio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 
This tour was created by Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada and Raiane Salles, who will be our host.