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Crow Re-Record Collection

The Crow Language Consortium (CLC) has officially commenced another session of digitally recording native Crow speakers to improve and update the Crow Dictionary. These series of recordings began after the much-anticipated release of the Crow Dictionary Mobile App in November of 2020. We are honored to partner with St. Labre Schools for this crucial step in the Crow language project. We're thankful for their gracious donation of space that was used to set up private stations where speakers can record with linguists remotely. Even in these unprecedented times, we’re always seeking new ways to connect with the Crow community. 
 

Ute Mountain Ute Rapid Word Collection

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe, in partnership with the Language Conservancy, is currently hosting the second session of the Rapid Word Collection (RWC) event in Towaoc, CO to help preserve the Ute Mountain Ute language. The Ute language is one of many Indigenous languages that are highly endangered. Though usually in person, TLC has adapted the RWC method to take place virtually through Zoom meetings. We're very excited to collaborate with the Ute Mountain Ute tribe in this important first step in language revitalization

Virtual Lakota Language Weekend - New York

The Lakota Language Consortium is hosting the first Virtual Lakota Language Weekend of 2021 over the February 13-14 weekend. Registration filled quickly as Lakota learners demonstrated excitement for the chance to increase their Lakota speaking skills in this two-day intensive Lakota learning event. We're excited to have support from a New York City foundation for the fourth year to host the event for the Indigenous New York community. 

New Lakota Dictionary Version 3.0 

We're excited to announce the third version of the New Lakota Dictionary (NLD) is coming soon! NLD Pro v 3.0 will be available for your Mac computer and includes over 31,000 entries and over 53,000 example sentences. Users will be able to search for Lakȟóta words, hear pronunciations, and increase their knowledge of Lakȟótiyapi. Be the first to know when NLD Pro v 3.0 is available by following the Lakota Language Consortium on Facebook

Upcoming Events

February 27-28: Virtual Crow Language Weekend 

Join the Crow Language Consortium for the first Virtual Crow Language Weekend of 2021! Increase your Crow speaking skills in this two-day intensive Crow learning event. This Language Weekend is geared toward beginner learners. Middle school and high school students are highly encouraged to join this fun and interactive online class. Register for the Virtual Crow Language Weekend by clicking here.  
"See, children have a marvelous learning capacity. A lot of adults say: 'I can’t learn it, I don’t know how they can learn another language.' But for heaven’s sake, all around the world we see children learning multiple languages! That’s what we’re counting on in this revitalization effort: the remarkable learning ability children have." - Janine Pease, founding president of Little Big Horn College.

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