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Alutiiq Language Revitalization Efforts Stepped Up

With only 50 remaining fluent speakers of the Alutiiq language, most of whom are elderly, concern that the language could be lost forever has lit a fire under community members. Last year, in response to student demand, Kodiak High School, … Continue reading

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Indigenous Tweets

In our interconnected world, does the internet promote monoculturalism? While there are many reasons to believe that is the case, Kevin Scannell, professor of computational linguistics at Saint Louis University, believes that web-based social networking technologies can actually serve to … 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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Rosetta Stone Releases Inupiaq Language Software

Language learning company Rosetta Stone’s Inupiaq language software is the latest in their roster of Endangered Language Program projects. The company began partnering with Native American communities in 2004 to produce software that would help teach endangered languages to the … 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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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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