Crow Language Consortium: Emerging Player in the Native Language Revitalization Movement

The Crow Language Consortium (CLC) is well on its way to becoming a prominent figure in the Native language revitalization movement — testimony to a small of Native educators and linguists who recognized the deteriorating health of Apsáalooke, the native language of the Crow Tribe, an
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Native Speakers Meet the Linguists

The 33rd Annual Siouan-Caddoan Languages Conference met at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, ND, on June 13-15, concurrent with the Lakota Summer Institute. This annual conference of linguistic scholars, teachers and students – specializing in Native American and Canadian lang
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Sign-Language Course

Crow, Lakota and other Plains tribes have long shared a common sign language that allowed trade and culture to be shared peacefully across the Great Plains.  Dr. Lanny Real Bird (Hidatsa Crow) taught “Lakota-Plains Indian Sign Language” at the Lakota Summer Institute.  This week-long
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