Ofelia Zepeda: Tohono O’odham community member, Regents Professor Tohono O’odham language and linguistics, University of Arizona, co-founder American Indian Development Institute, Poet, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, USA
Jing-lan Joy Wu: Associate Professor, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
D. H. Whalen: Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Endangered Language Fund, Distinguished Professor in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as holding appointments in the Linguistics department there and at Yale University.
Audra Vincent: Member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Her father was Coeur d’Alene and her mother was Muckleshoot and Yakama. She is the Language Program Manager for hnqwa’qwe’eln [The Coeur d’Alene Language Program]. She has an M.A. in linguistics from the University of British Columbia, a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington.
Elaisa Vahnie: Executive Director of Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) in Indianapolis, USA/Myanmar
Alexey Tsykarev: Former Member and Chairperson-Rapporteur of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a subsidiary body of the UN Human Rights Council. He also served on the International Steering Committee for the UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, led by UNESCO. Tsykarev holds a Master of Linguistics from Petrozavodsk State University, in Russia, and his academic publications focus on indigenous peoples’ rights, particularly in the areas of language and culture. In Spring 2019, he is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado in the United States.
Diego Tituaña: Second Secretary Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations
Moses Simelane: Director for Inclusive Education, Department of Basic Education, South Africa
Gladys Camacho Rios: Quechua community member Kalallusta-Bolivia. The University of Texas at Austin. Leader of The Linguistics Summer School in Bolivia.
Keren Rice: University of Toronto Professor of Linguistics, Officer in the Order of Canada
Umarani Pappuswamy: Professor-cum-Deputy Director of Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru; Head of several centres – Regional Language Centres, Centre for Language Documentation, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages (SPPEL), Centre for North East Language Development (NELD) and Press & Publication Unit of Central Institute of Indian Languages; Principal, Southern Regional Language Centre, Mysuru
Dr. Poe Poe: Director of National Centre for English Language and the Head of English Department, University of Yangon. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics from SEAMEO RELC, Singapore, Master’s Degree in English from University of Mandalay and PhD Degree from University of Yangon, Myanmar. She participated in the US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in 2014 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has been working in the English language teaching field for more than thirty years as a teacher, trainer, researcher, co-ordinator and organizer and her main task is to promote the teaching and learning of English in Myanmar. Currently she is teaching and providing supervision to the master’s and doctoral degree students of the English Department, University of Yangon. Her interests lie in English language teaching methodology, using technology in language teaching and professional development.
Maung Nyeu: Indigenous community member Chittagong Hill Tracts, Harvard University, Our Golden Hour Founder, Bangladesh
Zaw Myint: Director General of the Department of Myanmar Nationalities’ Languages, Ministry of Education, Myanmar
Deborah Morillo: Community member of the yaktitʸutitʸu yaktiłhini, Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region, board member of the yaktitʸutitʸu yaktiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region, Board of Director of the yaktitʸutitʸu yaktiłhini Cultural Preservation Kinship; San Luis Obispo County and Region, and Co-Chair of Language, yaktitʸutitʸu yaktiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region
Salomé Gutiérrez Morales: Research Professor, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico
Wilhelm Meya: Chairman and Executive Director of the Language Conservancy.
Barbra Meek: Comanche Tribe, Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
Daryn McKenny: Gamilaraay and Wiradjuri nations member, Co-founder of Miromaa Aboriginal Language & Technology Centre, Australia
Lyla June: Dine (navajo) and Tsetsehestahese (Cheyenne) poet, musician, public speaker, author, anthropologist and community organizer. Her messages focus on indigenous cultural revitalization, women’s health, love and kindness.
Agustín Panizo Jansana: Director of Indigenous Languages, Ministry of Culture, Peru
John Ivens: University of Arizona, Software Engineer and Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, USA
Leanne Hinton: Professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, and a founding member of the board of the Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
Mohamed Handaine: is a Moroccan teacher researcher, doctor of history, writer, specialist on indigenous issues in Africa, climate change and biodiversity, director of the Center for Historical and Environmental Amazigh Studies, chairman of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-Committee (IPACC). Member of the Steering Committee of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages UNESCO. He has published several books and research on History and indigenous Issues.
Ramesh C Gaur: Director & Head-Kala Nidhi, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, India
Quirina Luna Geary: Enrolled member of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone Costanoan Indians, student at the University of California Davis and board member for the Advocates of Indigenous California Language Survival
Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla: Kanaka Maoli, Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
Amy Fountain: University of Arizona, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, USA.
Carey J. Flack: Creek, Cherokee Freedmen, and Choctaw Freedmen adoptee, Co-founder + Head of Product of BLOOM, masters student at University of Oklahoma, coder, writer, and plant-gatherer.
Mary Encabo: Three Rivers Language Center, Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
Shobhana Chelliah: Former Director Documenting Endangered Languages Program, Professor of Linguistics, University of North Texas
Melvatha Chee: Navajo community, Navajo Language Academy, University of New Mexico
Elías Caurey: sociólogo y antropólogo guaraní; ha realizado el curso de “experto en estrategias de revitalización lingüística” en la universidad de Mondragón del País Vasco- España. Su trabajo se centra en apoyar las reivindicaciones indígenas, sobre todo en lo lingüístico y cultural. Es delegado de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y el Caribe ante el Comité Directivo de la UNESCO para la Organización del “2019 Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas”. Tiene varias publicaciones y ha sido ganador del Premio Plurinacional Eduardo Abaroa 2018 con su poemario Yayandu ñeere.
Kevin S. Carroll: University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras, Associate Professor, Department of Graduate Studies in Education, Puerto Rico
Kristen Carpenter: Council Tree Professor of Law and Director of the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School. Professor Carpenter also serves on the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as its member from North America. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.
Daryl Baldwin: Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA
Bri Alexander: Cherokee Nation citizen with Shawnee Tribe heritage, Co-founder + Head of Curriculum of BLOOM, linguistic anthropology Ph.D. student at CUNY Graduate Center, language activist, cultural reclamationist, and community advocate.
Pius Akumbu: Babanki community member, University of Buea, Cameroon, Africa