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Social-Media Booms in Ways Valuable to Native Language Revitalization

mathias | October 8, 2011

Phil Cash Cash (Cayuse, Nez Perce), who is very active on the ILAT: Indigenous Languages & Technology mailing list, was recently interviewed by RisingVoices giving a statement that social-media is influential in helping Native languages. He mentions he encountered one of the last 20-25 speakers of Nez Perce on Google Talk, and conversed with him [...]

Multilingualism Good for Maximum Tweeting Power

mathias | April 8, 2011

You might have heard of Digital Natives, a jumbotron on the Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge that broadcasts specially selected, user submitted tweets (with a soft spot for those of First Nation peoples), which like Indigenous Tweets, is using social-media to mass publish statements made by Natives. Translating or cross-examining both English and Native language tweets gives [...]

Indigenous Tweets

mathias | March 31, 2011

One of the best way to practice your Native language fluency and keep up with contemporary vocabulary is by deciphering Indigenous Tweets. Many Native languages are featured including Hawaiian, Cherokee, Mikmaq and Inuktitut! Comic from Grimmy by Mike Peters 03/25/2011. For more information, refer to Living Languages.

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