Munsee Language Symposium

Nov 4, 2021, 12:00 pmNov 5, 2021, 3:00 pm
Scheide Caldwell House, Room 209 and via Zoom
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton
  • Humanities Council
  • Program in American Studies
  • Fund for Canadian Studies
  • School for Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Center for Culture, Society and Religion
Event Description
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(Munsee Land, Munsee Language, Munsee People)

This inaugural event will put Princeton faculty and students in direct dialogue with members of the Munsee-Delaware Nation to learn about Munsee language, history, and culture. Speakers include Karen Mosko and Ian McCallum, language keepers from the Munsee-Delaware Nation in Ontario, as well as historian Chief Mark Peters, among others.

Indigenous language revitalization counteracts the violent history of settler colonial regimes, including boarding schools where Native children were forced to speak English exclusively. We aim to make this an annual event in ongoing support of Lunaape language revitalization efforts. Pre-registration is required for each event. Registrations will be confirmed via email on a first come, first served basis. Registrants must be confirmed to attend.


4-5 Shayeewi Koon Niipaahum (First Snow Moon) 2021.

On Lunaapahkiing, at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nov. 4, 2021

In person; registration required. Scheide Caldwell House, Room 209, Princeton University.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. • Munsee Language Symposium
  • Karen Mosko (Munsee Delaware Nation)
  • Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)

Register for this session.

Nov. 5, 2021

Via Zoom; registration required.

10 a.m. to Noon • Language and Culture circle
  • Karen Mosko (Munsee Delaware Nation)
  • Clan Mother Molly Miller (Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians)
  • Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)
  • Kala Djpremo Ligon (Sandhill and Navesink descendant)
  • Brief introduction: Sarah Rivett
  • Facilitator: Suzanne Conklin Akbari
1 to 3 p.m. • Wampum and History circle
  • Chief Mark Peters (Munsee Delaware Nation)
  • Chief Harry Wallace (Unkechaug Nation)
  • Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock, Montaukett, and Unkechaug Nation)
  • Ian McCallum (Munsee Delaware Nation)
  • Facilitator: Robbie Richardson (Pabineau First Nation)

Register for the Munsee Language Symposium, Day 2 (Zoom).