Gathering Together for Work or Play

Gathering Together

Every September, AIANTA produces the American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC), a gathering of tribal enterprises, Native-opwned businesses and tourism professionals from around the country.

 

“Dreams gather quickly like Spring crows, and they scatter.”

~Simon Ortiz (Pueblo of Acoma), Poet
Woven Stone (Sun Tracks)

Hosted in a different tribal location every year, the conference brings together representatives from sovereign nations throughout the United States, who meet up to re-connect, network, learn and share what’s new with their tribes.

We queried our tribal partners and other language experts and asked how they say “The Gathering” in their Native languages. (Thanks to all who participated, and as always, it’s never too late to submit your own additions.)

 


‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language)
Formal gathering, like a conference ʻaha  
Informal gathering, or to gather hui  
Gathering in celebration hoʻolauleʻa  

 


Seneca Language, Seneca Nation, Salamanca, New York
They go about gathering hadi:es (haw-dee-ays)  

 


Tlingit, Alaska
We are gathered together; refers to people assembling, congregating, gathering together, etc. for some form of meeting woosh kaanáx̱ wutuda.aadí  

 

Note: The words and phrases in this post were provided by members of the tribes listed. Spellings and translations may vary. Some words may be missing accents or symbols due to limited characters on a keyboard.

We’re happy to add your language and/or hear corrections and suggestions on spellings and translations, so feel free to contact us at info@aianta.org.

Year of Indigenous Languages

Learn more about the year of Indigenous Languages and view more posts in AIANTA’s Native Greetings series here.

 

Photo credits: Top image: Indian Summer Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Featured image: The Yurok Tribe.

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