Plenty of Native Language Events Left for June

mathias | June 14, 2011

One of, if not the, largest Native language events over the summer is the National Native Language Revitalization Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2011, which is coordinated by Cultural Survival and the National Alliance to Save Native Languages. Otherwise, The Institute to Teach, Revitalize Indigenous Languages at the University of Arizona has a [...]

Navajo Code Talkers Honored, as well as the Navajo Language

mathias | June 6, 2011

Navajo code talking veterans Chee Willeto, Keith Little (president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association), and Bill Toledo were honored with medallions from Las Cruces official during a special Memorial Day ceremony. Wreaths were thrown in the Rio Grande for those who died, and flags were posted at the graves of many at Hillcrest Memorial [...]

Navajo Gets Help from UMASS Professor

mathias | April 4, 2011

Professor Margaret “Peggy” Speas of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is doing all she can to help Navajo, a language with several tens of thousands of speakers, but few younger speakers (around 5% of speakers). She learned about Navajo in graduate school studying under the famous Ken Hale. She founded a non-profit for Navajo, [...]

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