Author Archives: Heather Shuttleworth

Creative Expression

The Santa Fe Indian School’s Spoken Word Club has become a notorious name in the world of slam poetry. The club has participated in events on the local, state, national and international levels and has been the recipient of numerous … Continue reading

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Native Language Honored or Exploited By Non-Natives?

Last week marked a tribal holiday for Navajo Code Talkers. These brave men served in World War II for U.S. forces, and developed a creative code based off of their Native language. The code was used as a way to … Continue reading

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Efforts to Preserve North American Indian Sign Language

This week marks the first conference for Indian Sign Language in 80 years. The last post on this blog commented on research suggesting that it is primarily language that shapes culture. We often hear about the efforts to preserve spoken … Continue reading

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