News — Native American Language
How to Speak with Elders: Native Americans and Resource Management
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...
12 Days of Native Language
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
How to Count to 10 in Ichiskiin
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.
Quick Guide for Native Language: Ichiskíin Łkw’íłkw’i
This is a great resource for learning or teaching native languages. The greetings and daily words are in Ichiskiin If you are just learning, this will help you pick up the language. If you are refreshing your language, this will be a good visual. If you are teaching, this will serve as a tool to use. With the summer, brings some time to visit with friends and family. Often that brings up language use. Maybe you want to speak more. Or, you just want a quick reminder of how to spell or say a word to share on social...