Ancient Languages Falling Silent in Our Lifetime: Today’s Global Struggle to Revitalize Endangered Indigenous Languages featuring Marcus Briggs-Cloud
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Flint Hall 050
Marcus Briggs-Cloud (Maskoke) is a language revitalization practitioner, musician and scholar. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, he is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Florida, and is the director of Ekvn-Yefolecv Indigenous Maskoke Ecovillage centered in Weogufka, Alabama. Marcus is founder and director of the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s Creek language immersion program at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Brighton Reservation. His album Pum Vculvke Vrekkuecetv (To Honor Our Elders) was nominated for two Native American Music Awards, and in 2012 he served as the composer and choir director for the Vatican canonization liturgy with Pope Benedict XVI for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Marcus is partnered to Tawna Little, a Kvlice Maskoke person from the Skunk Clan and they have two children Nokos-Afvnoke and Hemokke, with whom Marcus enjoys speaking exclusively in the Maskoke language.