Category Archives: Preservation Programs

Exciting Internship Opportunity in Oral History Preservation

The Seminole Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is looking for interns or volunteers to assist with the digital indexing of its Oral History Collection. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in language and culture preservation, indigenous art and … Continue reading

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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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Learn Potawatomi at Summer Camp!

If you’ve been wanting to learn to speak Potawatomi, you can get off to a great start this summer by attending a language immersion summer camp sponsored by the Hannahville Indian Community’s Department of Culture, Language and History. This will … Continue reading

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Want to Win $250,000 in Fundng for Your Tribe’s Language Program?

One of Spoken First’s readers wrote us recently with a question about funding for a language grants opportunity we had blogged about last year. To answer his question, I checked out the funder’s website and discovered that the grants are … Continue reading

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Alaska Governor Signs Native Language Bill into Law

A couple of months ago we blogged about a bill making its way through the Alaska state legislature that sought to support Alaska Native language revitalization efforts. Earlier this week, Governor Sean Parnell signed that bill into law, stating in a … 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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Want to be Inspired? Check out the New Chickasaw Language Website!

Earlier this week we got an exciting email from one of our Spoken First readers. She wanted to tip us off about a Chickasaw Language Channel that is now live on the website Chickasaw.tv. I had never heard of Chickasaw.tv … Continue reading

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