2015 News

Apps, Apps, Apps!

We’ve looked back on this year and told you about some of the outstanding community members that TLC works with. Now, we’d like to look back at some of the great apps that we couldn’t have made without the passion and drive of those individuals – from keyboards to dictionaries to vocab apps! We’ve put them all in one h
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How Far Would You Go…?

Dear Friends, No one knows the sacrifices necessary to save a language better than students and educators. They are the fearless, dedicated leaders who are at the forefront of language learning and preservation in their communities. As we are wrapping up 2015, we want to highlight some of the hard-working and inspiring individuals we work with in c
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Speak Crow! Level 2 Textbook – now available!

Shóotaachi, Friends, we are excited to introduce new and improved additions to our K-12 curriculum of Crow language materials! Since the Crow Summer Institute (CSI) this past July, we have been working with dozens of Crow speakers and teachers to accurately document the language. Many of our CSI 2015 participants recorded stories, songs, and dialog
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New MHA Materials are here!

It’s been an exciting month here at TLC! By now, we’re sure that many of you have heard about or seen our documentary film Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi, focusing on the preservation efforts of Lakota tribal members. if you didn’t catch it on TV, you can order a DVD at our bookstore. But the film isn’t the only thing that TLC has
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Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi Tour and Broadcast Dates

  November has arrived, which means that Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi is coming to a station near you! November 1 marked the first premieres of the film on public stations in Washington, Colorado and Michigan. This week, the film was shown on stations in North Carolina and will be shown on stations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Virginia!
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Supporting Native Voices Gala in Bloomington, IN

  Dear friends, We’ve got a busy fall season ahead of us! One event we’re particularly excited about is a fundraiser we’re hosting in Bloomington, IN – Supporting Native Voices Gala. We welcome everyone to join us for an evening to benefit and celebrate indigenous language and culture! The event will be held at Deer Park Man
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Hidatsa Vocab Builder for Android

Introducing the new Hidatsa Vocab Builder – Play your way to better Hidatsa vocabulary skills! This FREE app is now live at the Google Play and Apple Stores; click here for the Android version and here for the iOS version. A fun, interactive, new way to learn Hidatsa! Build your Hidatsa vocabulary with this FREE vocabulary game for your Andro
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Special Edition: MHA Summer Institute – Week 2 Summary

After a delightfully productive week, we are saying goodbye to our MHASI 2015 participants…but only until next year! Last week, we lay a lot of groundwork for Teaching Methods Level 1 in all three MHA languages, which included an overview of the sounds, the spelling, the writing, and the reading. Participants focused on familiarizing themselves wit
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Special Edition: MHA Summer Institute – Week 1 Summary

July 20 marked the first day of our 2nd Annual Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara (MHA) Summer Institute! Last year’s institute was held in conjunction with the Crow and Lakota Summer Institutes in Fort Yates, ND. This year we were excited to be holding the Institute in the heart of MHA Country, in Fort Berthold, ND. We were happy to welcome participants from
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