[Indian Country Today] Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches college language courses

Citizen Potawatomi Nation In recent years, more Native American tribes across the country are building programs to preserve, maintain and revitalize their traditional languages, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN). It recently received a federal grant of $82,609 to launch college-level language courses. The grant was awarded under the Administration for Native Americans’ Emergency Native Language … Read more

NYTimes: ‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’

Throughout the United States, many Native American languages are struggling to survive. According to Unesco, more than 130 of these languages are currently at risk, with 74 languages considered “critically endangered.” These languages preserve priceless cultural heritage, and some hold unexpected value nuances in these languages convey unparalleled knowledge of the natural world. Many of … Read more

Professor David Delgado Shorter Featured on UCLA Today

By Cynthia Lee and Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz Feb 28, 2013 To keep endangered languages spoken by indigenous people alive and vibrant, a professor of world arts and cultures has set up a UCLA user-driven website where speakers of languages that could go extinct can contribute to a working dictionary, chat, post audio and video clips, … Read more