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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 [...]

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 [...]

Native Language Classes in Public Schools Are a Hit

mathias | January 24, 2011

This week there has been tons of media coverage on increased support for Native language classes. Alyce Spotted Bear from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town – vice president of Native American Studies and Tribal Relations at Fort Berthold Community College, as well as part of the NACIE (National Advisory Council on Indian [...]

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