Tag: Native American languages
Earlier this week, 45 Native American tribes and tribal organizations received $7 million in funding for Indigenous language preservation efforts.
With a significant round of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities going toward Native American language digitization projects earlier this year, along with several other recent projects to digitize indigenous languages across the world, it’s worth exploring how these projects can aid in language revitalization.
The First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) has awarded another round of grants as part of its Native Language Immersion Initiative (NLII). The grants, which range in size from $45,000 to $75,000, will promote immersion programs for six Native American languages.
House Bill (HB) 60 would essentially allow fluent speakers of Native American languages the opportunity to receive a teacher’s salary without needing a teaching credential.
Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it would be doling out $27.4 million in grants for more than 200 humanities projects throughout the nation — including a project that could be pivotal for preservation of the Cherokee language.
Navajo, the most widely spoken indigenous language within US territory, is spoken by less than 200,000 people. In the coming decade, the UN plans to provide indigenous peoples with the support needed to preserve and revitalize their native languages.
On Nov. 15, a group of United States government agencies launched a new initiative geared to protect and preserve Native American languages that have...
In a meeting with President Joe Biden, the principal chief of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. said that he believes the current administration’s...
The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has passed two bipartisan acts geared to strengthen revitalization projects for Native American languages, S.989 and...