Dr. Kayla Carpenter-Begay

Dr. Kayla Begay

Contributing Author

Chapter 3: Xo’ch Na:nahsde’tl’-te: Survivance, Resilience and Unbroken Traditions in Northwest California

Dr. Kayla Begay (Hupa) earned a Ph.D in Linguistics from University of California at Berkeley. She is an Assistant Professor in Native American Studies at Humboldt State University where she teaches courses in California Indian History and Linguistics. She specializes in languages of northwest California. She is an advocate for language revitalization/restoration and northern California water rights. She is a traditional basketweaver, traditionalist, and singer from the Xontah Nikya:aw (the principle ceremonial big house) on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.

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