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Reparations for Native American Languages? Churches, Governments, and Cultural Genocide

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Indigenous Peoples in this hemisphere are now in the greatest cultural crisis since 1492 with the real threat of losing their original languages. What are the implications of this loss that is primarily the result of planned cultural genocide perpetuated for over a century?
Richard A. Grounds, PhD, explores the appropriate responses for social justice and the case for reparations for Native American languages given the moral history of language loss and the roles of churches and governments in that loss.
00:00 Welcome by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School
03:37 Introduction by Ann D. Braude, Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School
07:33 Richard A. Grounds, Phd, Executive Director of the Yuchi Language Project
01:03:00 Q&A
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