AWARENESS REMAINS THE KEY
Creating public awareness about the indigenous language crisis encourages people and institutions around the world to work on solutions. Greater awareness directs more resources to the problem.
Key to saving hundreds of languages from the wave of extinctions coming in the next thirty years is creating a broader public awareness that brings a heightened sense of urgency. The more people know and care about the issue, the greater the chance that we can save these linguistic and cultural treasures.
We work across multiple channels to get the word out on the indigenous language crisis. Some of the ways we reach out and inform the public include:
- We’ve produced a documentary in cooperation with Florentine Films about young Native American men and women learning to speak their native languages. As a direct result of learning to speak the language of their ancestors, these Native American youth have experienced profound personal growth that continues to reverberate through their communities.
Working with partner organizations across the United States, Canada, and Australia, we help encourage support for the ongoing work of preserving and revitalizing indigenous languages.
We help distribute information to individuals, institutions, and government agencies about language endangerment. We offer best-practice solutions based on our track record of success that lay out proven paths to language revitalization.