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Native-Owned Company Offers Affordable Language Software

We’ve posted several blogs on language software from companies Osten Interactive, Thornton Media, and Rosetta Stone in the past couple of months. We were pleased when Jim Crews, founder of Teaching, Revitalizing, and Archiving Indigenous Language Software (TRAILS) recently contacted … Continue reading

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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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New Miss Navajo Nation Recognizes the Importance of Language Preservation

Winifred Bessie Jumbo of Two Grey Hills, N.M. was recently crowned Miss Navajo Nation at the Navajo Nation Fair held earlier this month. She recently graduated from Brown University and majored in ethnic studies and anthropology. As Miss Navajo Nation, … Continue reading

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Navajo and Rosetta Stone

By now, you have most likely heard that Rosetta Stone has released it’s Navajo language software. This is a major accomplishment that will certainly help promote Navajo language revitalization efforts. Although Navajo is the most widely spoken Native language in … Continue reading

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Lakota Summer Language Institute and the Lakota Language Consortium

From June 7-25, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sponsored their Annual Lakota Language Summer Institute.  This is the fourth year the Institute has been held.  Sixty adult participants from across the Great Plains attended the Institute, many of whom teach … 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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The Relationship between Language and Culture

It’s a question that’s been pondered for millennia: does language influence culture?  Or is language just a way we express ourselves and our culture?  Put differently, does the specific language that we learn from birth affect how we see the … Continue reading

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