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EASTERN SHOSHONE RAPID WORD COLLECTION

This August, The Language Conservancy connected with Elders, speakers, and knowledge keepers of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Fort Washakie, Wyoming for a Rapid Word Collection (RWC) event. A team of TLC linguists traveled to the Wind River Reservation to assist with recording words and phrases. Elders and speakers collectively added 1,712 new words and phrases to their linguistic database during this event. The aim is to create a dictionary and other various language learning resources for generations of future speakers. 

Eastern Shoshone Elders also used this event as an opportunity to reconnect with members of their community, including Elders Vivian Armajo and Zedora Teton Enos, the great-granddaughters of the first Chief Washakie. 
CHÉSKOSI ÓŁAGYÚ DEYÁÁ (SQUIRREL GOES TO SCHOOL) PICTURE BOOK RELEASED ON YOUTUBE

A new Western Apache language picture book, Chéskosi ółagyú deyáá (Squirrel Goes to School), is now available on YouTube! The video version of the picture book is read aloud in Western Apache with English text translations provided on each slide to aid learners. 

Thank you to Arizona Humanities for making this project possible. Chéskosi ółagyú deyáá is published by Apache Language Consortium and a print version will be available soon. 
watch the video here
 FROG LAKE PLAINS CREE VOCAB BUILDER APP
 
Congratulations Frog Lake Plains Cree on the release of their new Vocab Builder App! The app is free to download on iOS and Android devices. Users can quiz themselves daily on a variety of language categories including wild animals, foods, drinks, and more! 
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MNÍ KIŋ ÓWAŋČA - WATER IS EVERYWHERE
 
The Lakota language picture book, MNÍ KIŋ ÓWAŋČA (Water is Everywhere), is available online at the Lakota Language Consortium. This early reader is one of four picture books in a science-based series for young learners. Illustrations for this book were done by Pulitzer Prize-winning Lakota artist Marty Two Bulls!
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TĀŁTĀN DICTIONARY PROJECT UNDERWAY

“Our language identifies who we are as Tahltan people,” - Pat, Tāłtān Elder
Earlier this year, The Language Consortium (TLC) worked with a group of Tāłtān Elders and speakers on the Tāłtān Dictionary Project. The Tāłtān Dictionary Project was reported on by a regional news outlet. You can learn more about the Tāłtān Central Government's language revitalization work and how they have collaborated with TLC in the article linked below.
 
read the article here
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