top of page

Yokuts Miwuk Mono 

On September 7th 2023, the Chukchansi Language/Culture Department presented the first ever Yokuts Miwuk Mono Language Conference. Our goal was to unite the central California tribes' linguistic professionals to discuss

best practices for language preservation and documentation. 


2023 Language Conference

The inaugural YMM conference was held at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino on September 7th and 8th. The conference was a success, with over 70 attendees from Miwuk, Mono and Yokuts tribes. Attendees were able to share ways of teaching the intricacies of these beautiful languages. Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, (AICLS) generously assisted attendees with travel and registration cost expenses.


Topics included sounds, words, sentences and language history. Linguists Niken Adasimito-Smith, Brian Agbayani, Chris Golston, and Gretchen Kern gave presentations on the various topics relating to Miwuk, Mono and Yokuts. Both days offered an array of information and resources, from exploring Canva and the benefits of using QR codes, to games and activities for teaching and learning.

bottom of page