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Cherokee Language Immersion Booming

mathias | March 25, 2011

Emily Steele, editor-in-chief Den News recently wrote a column about the endangered status of Cherokee, how she found out about language loss through watching The Linguists (2008), and how fortunate she is Apple is helping Cherokee. Although Cherokee has 12,000-22,000 speakers, which is pretty healthy for a Native language (though the Eastern dialects are severely [...]

Race for Native Language Technology

mathias | February 25, 2011

Around UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day (February 21, 2011), K. David Harrison, Director of Research of the Living Tongues Institute, which recently teamed up with National Geographic’s Enduring Voices project, recently pointed to the role of technology in helping endangered languages flourish in the digital age – like chatrooms for Cherokee, web browser for Inuktitut [...]

Native Languages in Visual Art at the Map(ing) Exhibit

mathias | January 6, 2011

Map(ing), a free biennial art event that showcases Native languages and cultures, will take place Jan 8-14, 2011 and will include a public forum on Jan 12 at 6–7:30 PM Seven Native American artists – Ahkima Honyumptewa, Dallin Maybee, Eliza Narajano Morse, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Marilou Schultz, Randy Kemp, and Wanesia Misquadace – worked with graduate [...]

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