Category Archives: Preservation Programs

Language Fair Draws Over 650 Native Youth

Earlier this month, over 650 students in grades Pre-K through 12 participated in the 10th annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair in Norman, Oklahoma. Students competed in categories such as spoken language, poetry, language with song, and poster art. … Continue reading

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Video Games Make Learning Fun

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians is supporting a forward-thinking idea to get children and adults alike to learn the Luiseño language—encourage them to play video games. A $50,000 grant from the tribe is enabling California State University San Marcos’ California … 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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Language Revitalization in the New Year

2011 saw a number of accomplishments for Native languages, from locally-driven revitalization efforts to President Obama’s signing of an executive order increasing funding for Native language and culture programs. Here’s a sneak peak at some of what we can expect … Continue reading

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Project Helps Digitize and Post Language Videos

With the popularity of You Tube and sites like it, language activists are finding that posting language videos online can be a great way to engage learners. The ability to share these videos over the internet provides access to a … Continue reading

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Want to Learn the Dakotah Language?

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the Dakotah language but didn’t know where to start, the Association on American Indian Affairs has just the website for you. At AAIA’s Native Language Program website you’ll find a number of tools that … 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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You Can Help Preserve the Hawaiian Language!

Want to help preserve the Hawaiian language? If so, the organizers of the project Ike Kū‘oko‘a, which means “Liberating Knowledge,” could use your typing skills. Their goal is to transcribe 60,000 pages of digital Hawaiian language newspaper text into searchable … Continue reading

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