2015 Language & History Sympsoium


Jan. 24, 2015 (All day)

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Ballrooms B & C in the SU and the Marjorie Barrick Museum


The Nevada Department of Education has partnered with The Moapa Band of Paiutes, and The University of Nevada, Las Vegas; to honor the language, culture, traditions, and history of the Southern Paiute Tribal communities. This event has become known as Language & History Symposium: nu-wu-ung upaikavi: The People Will Talk.

The Language & History Symposium allows tribal people from the Southern Paiute Bands, to come together and discuss language revitalization efforts in Southern Nevada.

Please join the UNLV Barrick Museum for an evening reception of the symposium and artist discussion; to celebrate the "Yesterday & Today" exhibition.

"Yesterday & Today" demonstrates a continuum of making and creating by the Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone of Southern Nevada. The exhibition features basketry and pottery from the Barrick’s cultural collection as well as objects from the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas; The Lost City Museum, Nevada Folklife Archives-Nevada Arts Council, and works by contemporary artists Loretta Burden, Fawn Douglas, and Everett Pickyavit.


Tickets to the 2015 Language & History Symposium are $20.00

The UNLV Barrick Museum "Yesterday & Today" reception & artist discussion is free of charge.

Both events are open to the public.

Admission Information

To purchase tickets, visit the Language & History Symposium registration webpage.

Contact Information

Office of Diversity Initiatives
Patrick Naranjo

External Sponsor

Moapa Band of Paiutes, Nevada Department of Education, UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives, and the UNLV Barrick Museum