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Eastern Shoshone RRC Ends with 4,185 Recordings!

Congratulations to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on hosting their first Review & Recording Collection (RRC) following two successful Rapid Word Collections!

For one week starting on March 27, seven Shoshone speakers from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe worked with three scribes from the Language Conservancy to review and record words for the Shoshone dictionary. The total added up to 1,513 entries revised, 4,185 recordings, and 103 new entries added to the Eastern Shoshone database.

TLC at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On April 18, TLC and the Council of Indigenous Language Organizations (CILO) held a moderated Q&A Session at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to talk about TLC's mission and vision, as well as to announce the inaugural ICILDER conference happening later this year on October 12 - 14 in Bloomington, IN.

Missed our panel? No worries! Check out the quick 5-minute recap video on our YouTube channel or click the button below.

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CBS News: TLC Unveils the World’s Largest Collection of Native American Language Learning Materials

Thanks to our partners, TLC has helped create a sizable collection of language materials over the years. The unveiling of the collection at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was featured on CBS News on April 21. CBS News has dubbed the collection the "World's largest trove of Native American language resources."

Watch the 4-minute segment by clicking the button below.

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The Alaskan Gwich’in Alphabet Coloring Book Is Here!

On March 24, the Gwich’in Social & Cultural Institute of Alaska (GSCIA) and Beaver Village Council announced the release of the Alaskan Gwich’in Alphabet Coloring Book.

This is a brand new book created through the language revitalization effort that includes Gwich’in Elders, first language speakers, language learners, and linguists to introduce new learners to their ancestral language. The book aims to promote language literacy and will be used at schools in the Yukon Flats and other areas. The team hopes to bring Dinjii Zhuh K’yàa into early-childhood education and daily use, creating a foundation for future generations of speakers.

You can download the FREE PDF of the book by clicking the button below!

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Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt, and Three New Mvskoke Picture Books

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (SNO) released three new Mvskoke picture books at their "Walking the Egg-tra mile" event on April 6.

This picture book project is a collaboration between SNO and the Language Conservancy (TLC), funded by the Department of Education. The children got to enjoy the free books, the egg hunt, and the fluffy Easter Bunny! SNO also plans to donate a set of each book to every school and public library located on the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Reservation.

Pre-register For the First-Ever ICILDER!

TLC is excited to support the Council of Indigenous Language Organizations (CILO) with the first-ever ICILDER conference!

When: October 12 -14, 2023
Where: IU Biddle Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, IN

Join us at the conference where Indigenous First Language speakers, educators, linguists, and scholars from around the world gather to showcase and discuss practices in Indigenous language work, approaches to teaching Indigenous languages, and the latest technology for language revitalization.

Did you know that pre-registration is LIVE? Click the button below for more information!

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