In this wonderful video, Wisconsin Media Lab and The Ways shows us how an Ojibwe immersion school integrates the tradition of sugaring into their curriculum. Keller Paap, a teacher, and Brooke Ammann, the school director, explain the importance of students…..
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I love seeing these signs in Native languages! It seems to be the trend with more and more communities installing signs with Indigenous words around Indian Country. Back in 2012, Ojibwe language signs were installed all throughout Bemidji, Minnesota. A…..
A great documentary is airing this month from Florentine Films/Hott Productions, in association with The Language Conservancy and in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, on PBS stations across Indian Country. Rising Voices tells the story of a…..
One of our readers tipped us off to a new DVD that helps encourage and motivate folks to learn the Dakota language. Especially the younger generation! The instructor is H’upahu Duta (Redwing Thomas), Bdewakantunwan Dakota from the land of the…..
County 10 reports that the Northern Arapaho Revitalization and Cultural Preservation Organization is hosting two Arapaho language camps this summer! The first session starts July 22-24 at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, WY. The second camp is August…..
Inspiring story with an incredibly beautiful backdrop of Montana! In this video from the Montana Office of Tourism they spoke with Darrell Kipp, a Harvard scholar, U.S. veteran and member of the Blackfeet tribe who was well-known for his work…..
As a Native speaker, JoAnn Ellis is vital to the Chickasaw Nation. People come to her for translations, for instructions or simply to hear the language. Her daughter and granddaughter are also learning the language, doing their part to conserve…..
The 13th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair (ONAYLF) was recently held at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, located on the University of Oklahoma’s campus in Norman, OK. Every year the fair gives students the chance…..
Last year we told you about the new film that was playing on the film festival circuit, Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho’ (The Language Healers) , the story of Native peoples striving to revitalize their languages. We’re happy to announce that the film is…..
Just like any area in the United States, the languages of its original inhabitants is deeply embedded in places names such as cities, rivers and mountains. Take Anishinaabemowin for example: Lake Michigan (great sea), Chicago (land of the chigag, or…..