Native Americans are gaining more voices in resource management. We are getting more invitations to share that knowledge and see our words shared on social media. At the same time, we see terms like decolonize the data and traditional knowledge, which help support this call for more Native American speakers. As we receive more speaking and writing opportunities, how do we speak with the elders and the teachings they have shared? In this blog, I'll cover how we can carry forward our teachings in this fast-paced information age to elevate Native American knowledge within Resource Management. The voice of restoration...
For those that aspire to learn and teach an Indigenous language, here is a list for you.
How do we use school and work breaks to support our language goals?
1. Say Merry Christmas in a Native language
- ICHISKIIN: Mali K'lismás or
- Mali Klismas (without the accent marks)
- CHOCTAW: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
- CREE: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
*Trigger Warning: Sexual Harassment*
How do we add Native voices and talks to the #MeToo movement?
With regard to Natives and tribes, I am sharing a shortened version of my film "The Silence Within: Crevices at Tribes." I made this in August 2017.
Have you been trying to count or teach in Ichiskiin or another Native language?
I am really excited to share this post with you and it includes a video, image, and list of happiness. Today, I heard our 6-year-old daughter asking, "Siri spell naxsh (one)." She was poised with her crayon waiting for her to spell it. I held my breath, wondering what will come up. When the incorrect information came back, she remarked, "That's weird." I feel bad for her. Our children want a world with our language.
Yes, your turkey needs to get prepared, but let’s carve some time for the Native American perspective. Some Native American families do not celebrate Thanksgiving, while some eat with their families. There is variation among the 562 federally recognized tribes. Local example: The Yakama tribal casino gives turkeys away to some and has a display. The tribe also closes for Thanksgiving holiday and the day after in recognition of Native American Day. For some, it is convenience that compels us to come together. Well, we have a day off, so let’s get together and eat. Looking at these dynamics,...