Author Archives: Kristin Riley

Great Language Resources!

There are many organizations doing great work for endangered languages all over the world.  The following URL’s link to these organizations’ websites, where you can read about their efforts to preserve and revitalize the linguistic diversity of the world.  Check … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Highlights Endangered Languages

Looking for something to do this summer that is fun, free, and supporting endangered languages?  Have you ever wanted to sit and have a conversation with Kalmyk epic singers or learn from the Passamaquoddy basketmakers from Maine?  That’s all possible, … Continue reading

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Bi-Lingual Kiowa-English Children’s Book Published!

Looking for a fun way to learn Kiowa?  Look no further! “Saynday Kiowa Indian Children’s Stories” is a bi-lingual (Kiowa-English) children’s book that  is filled with tons of funny, easy-to-read trickster stories that will be sure to have you laughing … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Website Telling Even More Beautiful Stories

Looking for some good news about Native Languages? “The Ways” is an inspirational website produced by Wisconsin Media Lab that tells stories from the Native Communities around the Great Lakes. The site includes a beautiful video series and also an … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars’ to be Translated into Diné

  Amazing news, we have. The Navajo Nation has been given the green light from Lucasfilms to dub the original ‘Star Wars’ films into Diné.  It will be the first major film to be dubbed in the language, and the … Continue reading

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Fantastic Website for Learning Sauk Language

The Sac & Fox Nation have created a website to help teach people the Sauk Language. On the site are many resources to help making learning the language easy, including YouTube videos, dictionaries, games, stories, and workbook pages. The website … Continue reading

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Join Konta and Hottok every Monday as They Go On an Adventure!

The Chickasaw nation has started a fun new series called “Ofi’ Toklo” or “Two Dogs” to help children learn new Chickasaw words and phrases.  Each episode stars two pups named Konta and Hottok as they go on an adventure.  The … Continue reading

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Great Upcoming Conference on Indigenous Languages!

Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is holding an endangered language conference from June 2-4, 2013 in Flagstaff, AZ. It will be the 20th annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium and the 4th American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference. The conference is … Continue reading

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