April 14, 2014 - 7:18 AM | by Our Mother Tongues
This weekend the New York Times profiled the successes experienced by the Yurok Language Program in offering instruction to students in four public high schools and two elementary schools in northern California.
"No other Native American language is believed to be taught in as many public schools in California as Yurok, a fact that serves to widen the circle of speakers and perhaps to secure the next generation of teachers," reports NYT writer Norimitsu Onishi.
Read the full article, "In California, Saving a Language that Predates Spanish and English" online at the New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/us/in-california-saving-a-language-that-predates-spanish-and-english.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=1
February 11, 2014 - 6:32 PM | by Our Mother Tongues
Injunuity is a wonderful short film from Vision Maker Media and ITVS about preserving American Indian languages. It is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Enjoy!
November 9, 2013 - 6:54 PM | by Our Mother Tongues
On October 30, We Still Live Here screened at the Tribal India Festival at the Central University of Jharkhand, India. Our thanks to Tolheishel Khaling for organizing the screening and making this wonderful video of many responses and insights on indigenous language revival.
October 24, 2013 - 7:00 PM | by Our Mother Tongues
Boston, October 23 — We Still Live Here was well-received by an attentive & impressively reflective group of 40 UMASS Boston students this evening, who asked wonderful questions & seemed genuinely moved by the film's message of hope & inspiration for Native language communities. They also wanted to know about Native students' engagement w/ & interest in their heritage languages nationwide. Kutâputush Prof. Den Ouden for using WSLH annually as a teaching tool in her Women's Studies & Anthropology courses!
September 27, 2013 - 8:18 PM | by Our Mother Tongues
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August 25, 2013 - 9:48 AM | by Our Mother Tongues
As summer comes to an end, students around the Cape are getting ready to head back to school. A group called the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project hopes that two years from now there will be a new school in Mashpee for children to attend: a language immersion school in which the majority of classes are taught in Wampanoag.
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