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Blackfoot Language “Thunder Radio”

mathias | June 14, 2011

The Browning, MT Blackfoot radio station “Thunder Radio”, or in Blackfoot: Ksistsikam ayikinaan (voice from nowhere), has become wildly popular since it premiered November 20, 2010 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. So far, their weekday hours have been extended from 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM. Linguist Darell R. Kipp a.k.a. Apiniokio Peta (Morning Eagle) [...]

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 [...]

Navajo Language Radio

mathias | January 17, 2011

A new article in the Daily Times dissects the benefits and challenges to operating Navajo language radio stations, some additional points are presented here. Many radios have Native language radio programs or stations, but the 27,000 square mile Navajo reservation in the Southwest United States has several: KNDN (Farmington, NM), AM stations KTNN (Window Rock, [...]

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