Saving

 

Saving Languages

The United Nations sponsors 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: strive to preserve, support and promote indigenous languages at the national, regional and international levels. Learn more here.

Listen to this lovely way to share the beauty of one’s native language. Would you love to her sing WITH Paul McCartney?

Emma Stevens sings in this video by students at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia. Read more about the students and video at CBC.  Another article is here.

The Colville Confederated Tribes offers a language program for three of the people’s languages: information here.  Learn how to say “hello” here in NXAʔAMXČÍN [also called southern interior Salish]: Greetings

Learn how to say coyote here: coyote

How about phone greetings?

 

The Northern Interior Salish is NSELXCIN  

Greetings

Animals

Coyote Stories

How are the native languages near you being saved?

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Moses Mountain

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Nespelem Falls

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Photography: Sheri Edwards

 

 

 

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