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#realNDNtalk Challenge! One New Sentence Each Week

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 14th, 2015 Last Updated on: January 14th, 2015

Instead of the typical new year's resolution of losing a bad habit this girl has chosen to take on a positive one!

There's 52 weeks in a year, think about how much you could improve your language skills by learning just one new sentence a week. it all adds up to real improvement! I encourage all of you to take this language learning challenge. Speak your language (or even just a NDN language you're interested in if you don't have one of your own!) and post your recordings on here or your other social media sites under the tag #realNDNtalk. The best way to create a base for promoting healthy lives for native people is to preserve our unique cultures and languages.

Watch as she teaches us our first sentence, “It is good” in Jicarilla Apache.



Jicarilla Apache #realNDNtalk Challenge: Episode 1 from Ada Claire on Vimeo.

Let us know if you decide to take on the challenge!


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Auntie Crystal

This makes me happy to see our Native Languages healing. I’m a fluent speaker & teacher and I’m always looking for ways to make language learning fun. I do have a few videos on my YouTube channel. I hope many people take on this challenge and I’m looking forward to learning some new phrases in other indigenous languages.

sandra beasley

fantastic and super inspiring!

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