2016 News

A Successful Day at the Eiteljorg Indian Market

Thanks to the over 250 people who came to our booth at the Eiteljorg Indian Market! Our booth featured our learning materials and information on the importance of preserving Native American languages. It was a great chance to share with the public information about our partner tribes and their language initiatives.  We also had children’s act
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MHASI 2016 – Only ONE Week Away!

With only ONE week left until the MHA Summer Institute, MHASI instructors are preparing for a large group of new learners! If you’ve ever wanted to learn Mandan, Hidatsa or Arikara now is your chance! Did you know that in addition to offering an Intensive Hidatsa for Beginners course, this year’s MHA Summer Institute will offer an Inten
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Coming in Fall 2016: Lakota Grammar Handbook

Have you heard about the Lakota Grammar Handbook, due to arrive in Fall 2016? The Grammar, in development by our sister organization Lakota Language Consortium, is a 600-page self-study and reference pedagogical guide to the language. It is based exclusively on data obtained from authentic narratives recorded by native speaking elders across Lakota
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Strengthening our Cultural Partnerships

If you’ve been keeping up with TLC and its partners, you already know that in our mission to revitalize Native American languages in the U.S., we provide critical infrastructural support to tribal education departments, schools, and work to increase public awareness on the crisis of disappearing languages. As part of this mission, we’re
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Coming soon: Yanktonai Dakota and Nakoda Vocab Builders

Since January 2016, The Language Conservancy has been working in partnership with the Fort Peck Tribes’ Language & Culture Department to develop Nakoda (Assiniboine) and Yanktonai Dakota Vocab Builders. The Vocab Builders are free apps that will allow learners of Nakoda and Yanktonai Dakota to quiz themselves to learn various categories –
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TLC Gears Up for Summer 2016 with Community Language Documentation Projects

While everyone is putting on their sunglasses and getting ready for summer break, the TLC team is doing a mic check to gear up for our busiest season! The air is buzzing with excitement for the Lakota, Crow, and MHA Summer Institutes – but they’re not the only projects TLC’s partner communities are working on.     Out in
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New Partnership with Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

The Language Conservancy is proud to announce a new partnership with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. We are looking forward to working with the tribe to create more support, resources and materials for the HoChunk language through the HoChunk Renaissance program – the official language program of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Many excitin
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TLC’s 2016 Language Status Updates

In February, The Language Conservancy’s sister organization – Lakota Language Consortium – released an official update on the status of the language. With only 2,000 first-language Lakota speakers left, the Ethnologue will now “redesignate the Lakota language from “Threatened” to “Moribund”, with the special status of “Reawa
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MHA Summer Institute 2016 – Open for Registration!

3rd Annual MHA Summer Institute Open for Registration June 27 – July 8, 2016 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College New Town, ND Registration is now open. Click here to Register   “Learning the language this way, with phonology and spelling, is a whole new ballgame” – Ethel Baker-Reeves, Helen Baker, and Linda Baker MHASI 2015 P
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