I also began volunteering at the Native American Languages Collection at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History last semester. I chose the NALC for its connections to diverse literature and Native cultures. I have done a lot of archival work, recording information for the collection database. However, this semester we have been focusing on our biggest community event, the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair.
The fair actually takes place next week—April 1-2—and I urge you to attend if you have any interest in Native languages/cultures. You will see posters, comics, books, and essays on display. You can watch performances, including modern/traditional songs, spoken poetry and prayer, and short plays. We will even be viewing short films made by students. You can visit the ONAYLF website for the schedule.
I will be volunteering all day Monday. Hope to see you then!