Friday, August 21, 2015

After Centuries of Colonial Violence, a Resurgence of Indigenous Language Learning

It's a crisis point in history for Native American languages. Without a concerted effort to revitalize them, many will soon go extinct, succumbing to the generations-long effort to destroy them.

"You could reasonably say every single Native American language, including the large ones, are endangered," said linguist K. David Harrison, a National Geographic fellow teaching at Swarthmore College. "There's no room for complacency whatsoever."

More:  http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/32454-after-centuries-of-colonial-violence-a-resurgence-of-indigenous-language-learning

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