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Animal Colors in Cherokee

A question I often encountered in college from my peers whose parents spoke minimal English was, “How do I explain to my parents that chemistry is what I am studying?” Or physics? Geology? What about neuroscience? For chemistry, say, “Mom, … Continue reading

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Pen Pals Help Make Language Learning Fun

When you were a kid, did you have a pen pal? Many of us have fond memories of writing letters back and forth with a cherished friend from another town, state, or country. Exchanging letters with a long-distance friend can … Continue reading

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Audio Books Bring Cherokee Language to Students and Public

By Katherine M. Carroll, guest blogger The Cherokee Nation Foundation has created a reading center with audio books to help preserve the Cherokee Language. The center was created through a partnership with Cherokee Media Ltd. The Foundation hopes to eventually … Continue reading

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Cherokee Language Education Major at Northern State University is One-of-a-Kind

In 2005, Northern State University, in close cooperation with the Cherokee Nation, initiated a new major – Cherokee Language Education. As the only public institution of higher learning in the United States offering a teaching degree in a Native language, … Continue reading

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Students Continue Cherokee Tradition of Merging Language and Technology

Visit the Facebook page for the Cherokee Nation’s Sequoyah Schools and you’ll see posts such as “Karaoke and Dance Party!!! Set for October 13th in the old gym from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm” and “Congratulations to the Sequoyah Academic Team … Continue reading

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Google Now Supports Cherokee

As of March 25th, internet users can now use Cherokee as their default language when reading, writing, and accessing information using the search engine Google. This new interface option comes with the introduction of an optional online keyboard for writing … Continue reading

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Thornton Media Introduces Cherokee Writing Application for iPhone/iPad

Thornton Media recently announced the release of a first-of-a kind application for the iPad and iPhone that teaches users to write in Cherokee syllabary. This comes on the heels of iPad/iPhone creator Apple’s release of software enabling the use of … Continue reading

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Cherokees Partner with Consumer Electronics Giant for Language Software Development

The Cherokee Nation has partnered with consumer electronics giant Apple in the development of language software for three of its most popular products- the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Apple’s line of computers, Macintosh, has supported the Cherokee language since 2003. … Continue reading

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