Cherokee Heritage Center
The Cherokee language is one of North America’s healthiest native languages primarily due to its extensive documentation throughout history...
Gilbert Cordova/Cronkite News
Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as the Navajo language...
Maurice Limberhand Grandson Oliver Seminole
Montana DPHHS
After his stroke, when Maurice Limberhand couldn’t find the words in English, he turned to his native Cheyenne language...
Rick Kearns
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...
Sonya Atalay UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst
A University of Massachusetts Amherst anthropologist has received a major fellowship award to master the endangered Anishinaabemowin language of Native American Ojibwe tribal commu...
Rick Kearns
Indigenous children in Mexico can now learn their mother tongues with specialized computer games, helping to prevent the further loss of those languages across the country...
ʻAha Pūnana Leo
The Administration for Native Americans has awarded the ʻAha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language nest preschools in Hawaii a $300,000 grant for the first year of a three-year grant projec...
Richard Clark Eckert
Deaf First Peoples are viewing a recent Indian Country Today Media Network article with contempt as the article promotes a nocuous paradigm called auditory verbal training, sometim...
Tanya H. Lee
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006–2010 American Community Survey report shows that of the 2.4 million people in the U.S...
Office of Sen. Tim Johnson
Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2014...