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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 [...]

Gloss Pictures with Sound Files with LiveAndTell thanks to a Lakota Programmer

mathias | July 5, 2011

32 year old South Dakota based programmer Biagio Arobba (Rosebud Lakota) has built a free, user-generated content site for sharing and learning languages (esp. endangered languages) called LiveAndTell, with accompanying Facebook page, which allows people to tag pictures with sound files. Collaborating with Oglala Lakota College and others to apply for funding through the NSF: [...]

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