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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Language Stories

There's a story in the December 11 online edition of Seattle Times, Teaching Indian languages preserves heritage, too. The primary focus of the article is the Lushootseed language program at Tulalip, but it includes an interview with Jamie Valadez about the language program at Elwha and her work at Port Angeles High School.

The American Indian Library Association email list pointed out a project for helping preserve the Arapahoe language on the Wind River Reservaton. Children are given disposable cameras to take photos, and then their own images are used as flash cards in language lessons. The article on the website, Taking pictures to make the words last longer, includes some of the kids' photos, and a video.

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