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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month recognizes all the historical and ongoing contributions Native Americans have made and continue to make to this land we all share. Every day we respect and value the diverse nations, tribes, and villages that constitute the Native American people, but November is the month to celebrate indigenous heritage. This year we’re honoring Native American Heritage Month with 20 percent off all orders made on our online bookstore through the month of November. Visit and use code NAHM2020 at checkout to access the discount. 

New Video Alert

Watch this new video for a glimpse into our organization! Learn about all of our projects like Rapid Word Collections, Summer Institutes, and other ways we work with communities in North America and Australia to inspire a new generation of language warriors. This is the perfect opportunity to see behind the scenes and experience language revitalization in action. 

Cowlitz Coast Salish Virtual Language Weekend 

The first-ever Cowlitz Coast Salish Language Weekend was held October 24 and 25. About 25 enthusiastic community members attended the Virtual Language Weekend. This event served as an opportunity for Cowlitz Tribal members to revitalize their sleeping language. Currently, Coast Salish Cowlitz has no fluent speakers. The Language Weekend was the first of many more to come! 

 Virtual Lakota Language Weekend 

LLC partnered with the University of Denver for another Virtual Lakota Language Weekend on October 17-18. Over 30 participants attended this two day event to advance their knowledge of Lakȟótiyapi! Thank you to Lakota teachers Allen Wilson and Cherella Hughes, and to everyone who participated and made this Language Weekend a success! 

Lakota Audio Series Volume 2 

The Lakota Language Consortium has started working on Volume 2 of the Lakota Audio Series. Volume 2 of this audio series will feature kinship terms, verbs using body parts, and much more! The second volume in this series will be released digitally and will available for purchase in the coming months. Stay up to date on this project by liking LLC on Facebook

Product Spotlight

San Carlos Apache Vocab Builder

The San Carlos Apache Tribe is excited to announce the completion of the San Carlos Apache Vocab Builder, developed in partnership with Arizona State University and TLC. With more than 300 words and phrases, users can complete quizzes and learn vocabulary in different categories every day. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginner’s Apache class, the San Carlos Apache Vocab Builder will help build your confidence in using San Carlos Apache words! Download the IOS or Android version today!

Upcoming Events

November 14-15: Virtual Lakota Language Weekend

In collaboration with RCAS Title VI Indian Education, LLC is gearing up for another Virtual Lakota Language Weekend! This event is open to parents and students that are enrolled in Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS). We look forward to seeing all the participants and Lakota instructors enjoying a weekend of Lakȟótiyapi!

November 19: Crow Dictionary App Launch Event

The Crow Language Consortium in partnership with the Crow Indian Tribe, The Language Conservancy, and Little Big Horn College is announcing the release of a breakthrough Crow dictionary app! You are invited to join us as we introduce the Crow Dictionary App virtually through Zoom on Thursday, November 19th at 1pm MT. For more information, click on the event Facebook page. 

November 21: TLC's Autumn Gala/Fall Fundraiser 

TLC invites you to join us virtually for an hour of language reawakening at the 2020 TLC Autumn Gala on Saturday, November 21st at 4pm EDT. This virtual event is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments and milestones reached in language revitalization. Each $5 raffle ticket automatically enters you into a drawing to win prizes including CDs, framed original artwork, and more! All donations will contribute to TLC's mission of preserving Indigenous languages and building capacity in the multiple communities we serve. Donate today to enter into the raffle.  Event will be broadcasted live on Facebook.
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