The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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SimHayKin Swawilla Jack (San Poil/Nez Perce/Moses-Columbia/ Nespelem/Lakota)

SimHayKin Swawilla Jack (Nez Perce/San Poil/Moses/Lakota) is a PhD candidate in Native American Studies at UC Davis whose research advances language resurgence as/in/with her home community, the Colville Confederated Tribes. Her dissertation, “A History of Language Policy and Practice on the Colville Indian Reservation,” is part of an emerging group of Native linguistics scholars whose approach is Indigenous-led and Indigeneity-centered. Her areas of expertise include Nsilxcín language immersion programs and the incorporation of modern technologies in language revitalization work.