Author Archives: Laura Brooks

Grant Opportunity from Endangered Language Fund

From guest blogger Katie Carroll: The Endangered Language Fund has put out a request for proposals for its Language Legacies Grant Program. Grants are provided for language maintenance and linguistic fieldwork related to languages that are in danger of disappearing … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Language Immersion Sabatoged by Standardized Test

Presented by: Guest Blogger Katie Carroll This year students in Hawaiian Language Immersion Programs are preparing for another Hawaiian Aligned Portfolio Assessment (HAPA) that will be nearly impossible for them to pass. According to an article in the Honolulu Civil … Continue reading

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The Myaamia Project

Created in 2001, the Myaamia Project seeks to advance the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma’s language and cultural revitalization efforts.  What makes it different from many similar efforts is that the Myaamia Project is a joint venture between Miami University, located … Continue reading

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Falmouth’s Language Preservation Summit– Exciting News!

We are very happy to announce the dates of our third annual Language Preservation Summit! The Summit will be held March 28-30, 2011 at the beautiful Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Scotsdale, AZ! This incredible property is owned by the … Continue reading

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The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Receives ANA Grant

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has been awarded $483,744 three-year ANA language grant. It was chosen from a pool of 387 applicants, and part of the awarded funding will be used to train an apprentice to become a tribal and … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Getting Native languages into more classrooms: Teacher certification policies across the U.S. are growing

Today’s SpokenFirst contribution comes to us from Haley De Korne, a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania in Educational Linguistics. Getting Native languages into more classrooms: Teacher certification policies across the U.S. are growing Michigan Public Act 168 of … Continue reading

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Wampanoag Language Program Director Receives Genius Grant

Jessie Little Doe Baird, director and co-founder of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP), was recently awarded a prestigious “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Since the WLRP was founded in 1993, she has been … Continue reading

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Chamorro Language Survey

The Chamorro language is spoken in Guam (known as Guåhan in the Chamorro language), an island in the Pacific Ocean that is an unincorporated territory of the U.S. The number of Chamorro speakers in Guam is unknown; however, a new … Continue reading

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