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Alaska Governor Appoints Five to Native Language Council

Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska recently appointed five language experts to the newly created Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council (ANLPAC). Last May, Governor Parnell signed Senate Bill 130, which established ANLPAC in order to preserve Alaskan Native languages. … Continue reading

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Native American Language App Features Four Indigenous Languages

In keeping with the trend of learning languages through technological means, a new app from Apple teaches young and adult learners the Diné, Lakota, Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek) and Ponca languages. The Native American Language App is a great way to … Continue reading

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5th Annual Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit

The Tusweca Tiospaye’s 5th Annual Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit is taking place later this month. Created in 2008, the summit aims to unite the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation in efforts to preserve the Sioux language. … Continue reading

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New Immersion Daycare Seeks to Increase Lakota Bilingualism

A new immersion daycare in Pine Ridge, SD will teach infants and toddlers the Lakota language. Founded by Peter Hill, the daycare center seeks to increase the number of fluent Lakota speakers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. According to … Continue reading

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Learn Inuktitut with Online Game

An online computer game from the Kativik School Board in Quebec makes studying the Inuktitut language fun! The site is a dynamic approach to teaching children their native language. Multiple portals lead to different identification games, from learning the syllabic … Continue reading

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Members of Your Community May be Eligible for Language Assistance at the Polls November 6!

Are you planning on voting this year? American Indians have among the lowest voting rates of all ethnic groups in the US, and it’s no accident that this in the case. American Indians were the last group, behind African Americans and … Continue reading

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Learn Dakota With an Apple App

Described as the most extensive indigenous language app yet, a new program from Apple allows you to learn the Dakota Sioux language on the go. The app, called Dakota One, is available for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. It … Continue reading

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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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