1. Cherokee Language Preservation


    from The Language and Life Project / Added

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    The true meaning of language preservation is revealed by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, where a fight to save the native Cherokee language is underway. Excerpt from the documentary First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee Find out more about the film: facebook/theracetosavecherokee or the DVD: talkingnc.com

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    • Hello, How Are You?


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      Julian says Ayukii (Hello) to, well, everyone, but especially to those who like life, enjoying waking up in the morning and appreciate an animated story once in awhile. This short short includes Karuk language subtitles. "How are you?"

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      • Hopi Lavayi, Hopiit Katsimkiwa'at: One Hopi's Boarding School Survival


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        A small window into Anita Poleahla's experience, told through historic photos and her own words.

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        • Keep Talking - Film Teaser


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          For updates please follow the film on twitter @KeepTalkingFilm or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keeptalkingthefilm “Keep Talking” is a documentary about the Alutiiq Native American cultural and linguistic preservation effort. In the summer of 2013, a first of its kind, multi-generational living language immersion was held on the Alutiiq peoples’ former homeland – the island of Afognak, part of the Kodiak archipelago. Afognak has no electricity, cell phone service or running water, providing a unique opportunity to escape modern distractions. Traditions are passed on as elders advise children and adults on Alutiiq speech, indigenous songs are taught and native dances performed. With approximately 33 fluent Alutiiq speakers remaining, the urgency to create more speakers is palpable. The film was shot in Kodiak, on Afognak Island and in Port Lions. A follow up shoot is planned in the winter of 2014. For more information please contact Karen Weinberg (Director/Producer) at karen@tentreesproductions.com

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          • Ms Mavis on Preserving Louisiana French


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            Mavis Arnaud Fruge shares her experiences working to preserve Lousiana French.

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            • New Hawaii language discovered by UH researchers


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              A University of Hawaii at Manoa research team in the Department of Linguistics confirms the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawaii called Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). Read the full story on the University of Hawaii news site at http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2013/03/01/new-hawaii-language-discovered-by-uh-researchers/

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              • Pima Culture Class at St. Peter Indian Mission


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                This is a vignette about the Pima Culture course at St. Peter Indian Mission. The school has actively emphasized the importance of preserving the language and culture of the students. Their language is considered endangered for becoming extinct within the next 100 years, but efforts such as this course, are being done in the community to prevent this from happening.

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                • The Language Documentation Crowd on Proper preservation of digital media


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                  This is an edited version of an elevator speech I created for a language documentation seminar. It is based on the experience of interacting with an elder of the Yuchi tribe while I was still in high school. In 2006, she passed away at age 94, one of only a handful of fluent speakers of her native tongue. Here I discuss some cassette tapes she gave me of her recording Yuchi vocabulary. If not properly stored in non-proprietary digital formats and archived in secure, long-term storage, such materials can become digital detritus.

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                  • The Smallbean MobileCAP Version 2.0


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                    View the newest iteration of the Smallbean MobileCAP, which departed for Tanzania with a team of undergraduate students from MIT's D-Lab in January, 2011.

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                    • TRIBAL TOPICS SHOW #0002


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                      TRIBAL TOPICS SHOW #0002 This episode features Alvin Deer, a minister who works with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' domestic violence prevention program. The show's second segment features Gordon Yellowman, director of the Tribes' language program.

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