Author Archives: Sheng Lor

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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Why Do Small Languages Matter?

All the people on earth speak about 7,000 languages. UNESCO lists about 2,500 of those languages as endangered and 230 as having gone extinct in the last 60 years. What do we lose when a language disappears? And what are … 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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The Young Ancestors – Youth Group Preserves Endangered Language

Congratulations to the native youth group at Santa Fe Preparatory School for their film selection into the White Sands International Film Festival. The Young Ancestors is a documentary about a group of Native American teens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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