Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, a young Innu poet from Baie-Comeau...
Josephine Bacon, a well-known Innu poet originally from...
UMass Amherst Ojibwe Language Students Canoe
Students in Howard Kimewon’s Ojibwe language class at the...
Kelvin Winney National Spelling Bee Associated Press
Ten-year-old Kelvin Winney paused, lips pursed, eyes on the...
Saving indigenous languages by recording them and then...
Vincent Schilling Cecelia Ransom
Our blessed elders certainly deserve our respect. Though...
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Language

Language Preservation Reno Sparks Indian Colony
Tsanavi Spoonhunter
7/31/15
Stacey Burns says a transformation has taken place within the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony from something as old as the Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes themselves: their native lan...
Dominique Godrèche
7/5/15
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, a young Innu poet from Baie-Comeau, lives in Montreal as does her mentor, Josephine Bacon...
Dominique Godrèche
7/5/15
Josephine Bacon, a well-known Innu poet originally from Pessamit, Quebec, nowadays makes her home in Montreal...
UMass Amherst Ojibwe Language Students Canoe
ICTMN Staff
6/7/15
Students in Howard Kimewon’s Ojibwe language class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst floated around Puffer’s Pond May 2 in what is believed to be the first birchbark canoe...
Kelvin Winney National Spelling Bee Associated Press
Alysa Landry
6/5/15
Ten-year-old Kelvin Winney paused, lips pursed, eyes on the ceiling...
Rick Kearns
5/29/15
Saving indigenous languages by recording them and then issuing a challenge online has inspired thousands of people to reciprocate by posting videos onto YouTube in the last year; t...
Decolonial Atlas Arapaho Map
Alysa Landry
5/29/15
Alaska Natives have at least eight different names for the highest mountain peak in North America...
Washoe Tribe Head Start Pine Nuts
Christina Rose
4/27/15
The traditional arts of building canoes and fishing traps, making rabbit fur blankets, and pine nut picking are celebrated in the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California’s Language P...
Squaw Valley Snowboarding
Vincent Schilling
4/8/15
Though the origin of the word “squaw” is a topic that has been debated over the years, the idea behind it has a certain negative connotation for our sacred Native women...
Susie Edwardson Elder Della Cheney
Christina Rose
4/7/15
Schools, universities, and organizations throughout Indian country are working towards revitalizing endangered indigenous languages, but in Ketchikan, Alaska, it is the community t...

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