Author Archives: Cheryl Cedar Face

Learn Dakota With Great Website

The Association on American Indian Affairs has launched a fantastic website featuring games, forums and children’s books teaching the Dakota language. The association is based on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation on the border between North and South Dakota. The … Continue reading

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Seneca Language App in Development

A computer app currently being developed by Robbie Jimerson will soon translate English into Seneca. Jimerson, whose grandfather is a fluent speaker of the Seneca language, is developing the app with the support of the Rochester Institute for Technology and … Continue reading

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First Klallam Dictionary Published

The first Klallam dictionary was recently compiled by linguist Timothy Montler and published by the University of Washington Press. Montler, a University of North Texas linguist, first began documenting the Klallam written language in 1978. He interviewed elders from the … Continue reading

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Cherokee is the First Native American Language on Windows 8

It was announced earlier this week that Cherokee is the first Native American language to be integrated into the new Windows 8 operating system. Tracy Monteith, North Carolina Cherokee, was an employee at Microsoft when he first asked the company … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Schools Working to Protect Native Languages

According the Indian Country Today Media Network, many Oklahoma schools are joining an ongoing movement to protect Native languages. There are fourteen Native languages in Oklahoma that are endangered, and six that have disappeared. Efforts made by Oklahoma public schools … Continue reading

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Gmail Adds Cherokee to Supported Languages

Google recently announced that it has added Cherokee as one of Gmail’s fifty-seven supported languages. This is the first time Google has included a Native American language in its extensive reserve. According to TechCrunch, Google conducted a survey in 2002 … Continue reading

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Alaska Governor Appoints Five to Native Language Council

Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska recently appointed five language experts to the newly created Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council (ANLPAC). Last May, Governor Parnell signed Senate Bill 130, which established ANLPAC in order to preserve Alaskan Native languages. … Continue reading

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Native American Language App Features Four Indigenous Languages

In keeping with the trend of learning languages through technological means, a new app from Apple teaches young and adult learners the Diné, Lakota, Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek) and Ponca languages. The Native American Language App is a great way to … Continue reading

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