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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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Register for a Free Language and Culture Preservation Conference June 5-7!

This morning when I was looking over Indian Country Today, I came across the following article about a free language and culture preservation conference being hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center June 5-7, 2012. Registration is … Continue reading

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Alaska Native Language Bill Needs Support of House

Last week the Alaska State Senate passed what is, according to one legislator, “the most significant piece of legislation affecting Alaska Native languages since 1972 when laws were passed requiring mandatory bilingual education in state-operated schools where children speak Alaska … Continue reading

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New Language Preservation Documentary Available to View on Twin Cities Public Television Website

A compelling new film documenting efforts to preserve and revitalize the Ojibwe language aired on Twin Cities Public Television for the first time this week. In First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language filmmakers Dianne Steinbach and John Whitehead rely on … Continue reading

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