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Preserving Shoshone and Bannock

mathias | March 26, 2011

In hope of preserving two Numic (Uto-Aztecan) languages of the Great Basin spoken by closely affiliated cultures: Shoshone and Bannock, Mark Gabrylczyk (Blackfoot) presented information on the benefits of immersion at the Blackfoot School District board meeting. Pedagogical tools and language classes are needed for success; the first step is to procure funding. The Shoshone-Bannock [...]

Luiseño Language Learning Game in Development

mathias | March 14, 2011

Thornton Media Inc. is yet again making a video game for another Native language, to premiere on the Nintendo DS (which is much more affordable than a computer), after the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians – of whom about 4/200 speak their Uto-Aztecan language of California – contributed $50,000 to California State San Marcos Californian [...]

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