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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Elder Teaches Her Language

Thaanks to Rachel Hagaman for pointing this out: Yakama Elder teaches tribal language at University of Oregon. The story is lovely, and the photo of the instructor, Virginia Beavert, age 87, is absolutely awesome.

We've also learned of a series of DVDs about preserving languages. One of them, A Remarkable Legacy : Saanich, is about a man in Saanich, on Vancouver Island, who is working to preserve the Sencofen, which belongs with the Coast Salish family of languages. This is one DVD we certainly need to figure out how to get...

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