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 Post subject: So you think language isn't important
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:56 am 

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The indian languages of ALL nations is an important part of everyone that is indian. Language helps preserve our cultures and traditions .... it gives us a distinct individuality that helps us communicate with our Creators as our ancestors did many years before us. It is a lie from dominant society and the new age movement that it is okay to just "speak english" during ceremony and prayer ..... again .... two reasons for this .... one is assimulation .... no language, no culture .... 2nd .... new agers follow a smattering of idealolgy .... this is why they continue to seek "balance" in thier lives. As indian people, we need to do away with this theology and reclaim what is a birth right .... in recent years, there have been many revitalization plans put into action to regain our language skills .... and again here is an article from indianz.com to show that we as indian nations will continue to rise up against adversity that dominant society and the new age movement throws our way .....



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Indian language preservation program receives $90K grant
Friday, June 10, 2011
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The organizers of the "Oklahoma Breath of Life — Silent no More" program have received a $90,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their efforts.

The program is a joint effort of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Arlington. Last year, they hosted a workshop on languages at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and plan to host another one in May 2012.

Oklahoma is home to about 40 languages. Most of them have few remaining speakers.

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American Indian language program receives $90K grant (The Oklahoman 6/10)
University helps American Indians learn to save their languages (McClatchy Newspapers 6/9)



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 Post subject: Re: So you think language isn't important
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:02 am 

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In the site of the Hoopa Valley Tribe (www.hoopa-nsn.gov/ ) I've found a very good program about language..I was glad to know they have a 'Hupa Language Dictionary', Hupa Language Classes and, obviously, a teacher: Billy Carpenter.
Under 'Culture' and 'Language' there are many interesting and important links about Athabaskan, Karuk, Yurok Languages....


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:47 am 
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thanks L.good link. :mrgreen:

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offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/03/01/native-american-middle-school........ Middle school Menominee girl benched from basketball for saying I LOVE YOU in her language.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Hau mitakuye.
Nice looking website you got there ndn.
Nothing left to say but "GO INDIANZ"

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