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Activists Turn ILAT: Indigenous Languages and Technology Mailing List into Their Political Soapbox

mathias | September 21, 2011

The mission statement of I.L.A.T. the Indigenous Languages and Technology mailing list is stated on their website as follows: Indigenous Languages and Technology (ILAT) discussion list is an open forum for community language specialists, linguists, scholars, and students to discuss issues relating to the uses of technology in language revitalization efforts. Recently, however, a couple [...]

KBWG “Voices of Browning” – Blackfoot Language Radio

mathias | April 22, 2011

Radio programs in indigenous languages like Ma:lamalama for Hawaiians and various for the Navajo are definitely a great way for Native language learners to gain extra exposure to their tongues? Blackfoot just joined the bandwagon. The 6 year old 107.5 FM station just launched Blackfoot language classes on their airwaves. Darell Kipp leads a one [...]

Preserving Shoshone and Bannock

mathias | March 26, 2011

In hope of preserving two Numic (Uto-Aztecan) languages of the Great Basin spoken by closely affiliated cultures: Shoshone and Bannock, Mark Gabrylczyk (Blackfoot) presented information on the benefits of immersion at the Blackfoot School District board meeting. Pedagogical tools and language classes are needed for success; the first step is to procure funding. The Shoshone-Bannock [...]

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