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Salish Teen Wins Gold FCCLA 2011 Medal for Salish Language Work

mathias | August 19, 2011

The number of native Salish speakers has declined by 3/4 in just 6 years, from 200 to 50! However, there’s a chance that number won’t dwindle to 0 thanks to high school senior Rose Bear Don’t Walk (Salish), who became the first St. Ignatius attendee to compete at the state FCCLA: Family Career and Community [...]

Chumash Honored for Language Efforts at Native Californian Language Conference

mathias | March 31, 2011

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians were honored last week at the 34th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education in LA for their help with Assembly Bill 544: Native American Languages Credentialing – which allows them to develop criteria for fluency and award credentials – as well as Assembly Bill 2089, which kept [...]

Luiseño Language Learning Game in Development

mathias | March 14, 2011

Thornton Media Inc. is yet again making a video game for another Native language, to premiere on the Nintendo DS (which is much more affordable than a computer), after the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians – of whom about 4/200 speak their Uto-Aztecan language of California – contributed $50,000 to California State San Marcos Californian [...]

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