2015 News

Special Edition: CSI 2015 – Week 2 Summary

The second week of CSI 2015 flew by even quicker than the first. Let us tell you what we’ve been up to! CSI 2015 participants had two classes on their agenda last week: Process Writing I and Neologism Development I. Both classes were co-taught by instructors Father Randolph Graczyk and John Boyle (pictured on the left). We caught up with John, the
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Special Edition: CSI 2015 – Week 1 Summary

The opening ceremony of the 3rd annual Crow Summer Institute (CSI) was held on June 22nd! This year, for the first time, the Institute was held in Crow Country, at Little Big Horn College (see photos below). The beautiful locale attracted many new CSI participants—those interested in sharing ideas and learning new methods for teaching Crow. Our fir
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Crow Summer Institute 2015 Announcement

At the Crow Language Consortium we’re gearing up for our 3rd Annual Crow Summer Institute. We are very excited to announce that Bethany Yellowtail will be joining us at CSI this year! Bethany is a Northern Cheyenne and Crow fashion designer, who has recently gotten a lot of positive feedback about her new line of clothing (see here  and here
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The MHA Keyboards for Android are here!

The Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Keyboards – Mobile are free apps that let you type in your MHA language into any text area by simply switching to the appropriate keyboard on your phone or mobile device. The MHA Keyboards are available now for FREE in the Google Play store. You can download them separately at the following links: Mandan Hidatsa Arikara U
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Finding Advanced Study Programs in Native American Languages

Self-study, CDs, and textbooks? Oh my! If you live in or near a college town, there’s a good chance you can take a formal study program in a Native American language – or even get a full-blown degree. The University of Arizona recently took the step of turning its American Indian Studies Program into a complete Department, creating a Bachelor’s Deg
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2015 MHASI Date Change

The 2015 MHA Summer Institute has changed its dates to July 20-31. This change was effected so as not to conflict with the Summer Session at Fort Berthold Community College, New Town ND. This change will allow students in FBCC’s Native American Studies program to attend MHASI. You can still register to attend at the MHASI web site.  
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2015 CSI Summer Institute Opens Registration

The Crow Summer Institute has opened registration for its 3rd year!  This year the CSI will be held at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, MT June 22nd – July 3rd, 2015. LBHC is the home of CSI from now on. Well-trained teachers have a direct impact on how much language is successfully taught in the classroom, and on improved test scores.
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Computer Font and Keyboard Program for MHA Nation Languages

The Language Conservancy has been happy and proud to work with the Three Affiliated tribes – the MHA Nation – to build a language education infrastructure for their three distinct languages: Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara. All three languages are now served by a digital font program that provides unique orthographic characters specific to
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2015 MHA Summer Institute Opens Registration

The MHA Summer Institute has opened registration for its 2nd year!  This year the MHASI will be held at Fort Berthold Community College in New Town, ND, July 20th – 31st, 2015. FBCC is the home of MHASI from now on. Sign up online now! Well-trained teachers have a direct impact on how much Native language is successfully taught in the classro
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