Native Languages Resources
Tribal College Librarians Professional Development InstituteThe Alaska Native Language Center was established in 1972 by state legislation as a center for documentation and cultivation of the state's 20 native languages. They publish material, host workshops and maintain an archive of over 5000 recordings of Alaskan native languages.
The Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the West works to help disseminate research on languages traditionally spoken in the western half of the United States.
The Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee provides materials printed in the Comanche language and publishes a newsletter.
The East Cree Language Web was created to provide a resource for Cree language teachers, literacy instructors, translators, linguists, and anyone who has an interest in the nuts and bolts of the Cree language. They provide lessons, an online dictionary and other Cree language resources.
The Endangered Language Fund was founded ten years ago with the goal of supporting endangered language preservation and documentation projects. They are currently funding several Native American language projects.
The First Nations Languages of British Columbia provides information, mainly by providing links, on native languages throughout Canada.
The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project provides information on endangered languages worldwide and an extensive list of web resources.
The Indigenous Language Institute facilitates community-based initiatives for language revitalization through collaboration with other appropriate groups and organizations. They publish a newsletter and sponsor an annual development institute.
The Indigenous Languages and Technology Discussion List is an open forum for community language specialists, linguists, scholars, and students to discuss issues relating to the uses of technology in language revitalization efforts.
Intertribal Wordpath Society is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the teaching, awareness, use, and status of Oklahoma Indian languages. They produce a weekly half-hour television show about Oklahoma Indian languages and the people who are teaching and preserving them.
The Iroquois Language and Songs website provides audio clips of several songs and common words in Mohawk, Cayuga and Onondaga languages.
The Lakota Language Consortium sells language learning materials and provides teacher training. They offer a few free resources online including an audio version of the Lakota alphabet.
The Learn Anishinaabemowin site offers audio clips of common words and a wealth of other information on the language and its use.
Native Languages of the Americas is a small non-profit organization dedicated to the survival of Native American languages. The site provides a breakdown of the language groups and links to language materials and resources.
OjibwemowinLanguage.com provides information on events and products for sale.
Our Languages is a site maintained by the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre. There is information on the Cree, Nakota, Lakota, Dakota and Nakawe languages. There are several resources available including audio clips, grammar guides and information on where the language is spoken.
Red Lake Net News-Ojibwe Language site provides basic phrases and classic children's stories in Ojibwe.
The Shki Mawtch Taw-win En-mook provides information on language lessons for grades k-12.
The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas is an international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics. They have an annual conference and publish a newsletter.
Teaching Indigenous Languages provides information on teaching native languages, on successful language programs and on their annual conference.
The Technology-Enhanced Language Revitalization Project provides information on current projects and an extensive list of online resources.
Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion Charter School provides information on the services they provide and a limited amount of information on grammar and the history of the language.
The Woodland Cultural Centre is a First Nations educational and cultural center established in 1972 to protect, promote, interpret, and present the history, language, intellect and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehonwe. They co-sponsor an annual conference called Raising our Voices and actively collect language materials.
WWW Virtual Library - American Indians provides links to multiple sources of information on native languages. The site is maintained by Karen Strom and updated regularly.
The Yukon Native Language Centre is a training and research facility which provides a range of linguistic and educational services to Yukon First Nations and to the general public. They offer material, including audio clips, on several languages including Kaska, Tlingit and Tagish.
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