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Congratulations to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on the recent release of their Cowlitz Coast Salish language learning materials. A Tribal community event was held that celebrated the contributions of the many Cowlitz Coast Salish speakers, language learners, Elders, and knowledge keepers who made the creation of the materials possible. 

“Three years ago, I realized that we had very few speakers alive that knew how to speak our Salish or Sahaptin dialect. I am a firm believer that when you lose your native tongue, your Tribe is lost. By partnering with The Language Conservancy and revitalizing our language, we are ensuring our culture and our Tribe will survive and flourish,” says Dave Barnett, General Council Chairman of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. 

The Cowlitz Coast Salish language learning materials include two picture books with an accompanying specialized media player app, an alphabet book, and, perhaps most importantly, a new online and mobile dictionary. The online and mobile dictionary is free to access and download. 

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March 8th marks International Women's Day! The Language Conservancy spent the day celebrating the remarkable Indigenous women Elders, speakers, knowledge keepers, language learners, and educators we work in partnership with. 
Recent Releases

The Crow Thunderbeings picture book video is now available to watch for free on YouTube. The video is narrated by Native Crow language speaker, Curtis Yarlott, and is translated into English. It is illustrated by Oglala Lakota artist, Marty Two Bulls Sr. 
watch Crow Thunderbeings here

Native NYC Residents
Come spend a month in Bloomington, Indiana, and learn how the Language Conservancy supports Indigenous Language Communities. This internship allows you to see the operations, administrative, and material creation process up close and personal. 

Benefits: This is a paid internship that provides housing, transportation, and a weekly stipend for your time. 

Qualifications: Applications must be from New York State and must be from a North American Tribe and be between the ages of 18 - 24. 

Application: For more details or to apply email

Linguist Interns
This 4 - 6 week internship is focused on those pursuing a career in Linguistics. Those participating in the program will be given the opportunity to work with the Linguistics team at The Language Conservancy (TLC). Interns will assist linguists in daily tasks or on small projects. The internship is based in Bloomington, Indiana. 

Benefits: This internship provides working experience of the day-to-day of a Linguist. Housing and transportation are provided in conjunction with this internship opportunity. 

Qualifications: Applicants must be pursuing a career in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics Must be enrolled in a college program.

Apply online here. 
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