Nov 30, 2012

Celebrating efforts to revitalize endangered languages

Here are two inspiring initiatives working to support and celebrate efforts to revitalize endangered languages:

The Endangered Language Alliance, based in New York City, recently hosted an event to share the work they are doing with indigenous Mexican languages.  Check out this recent NPR interview and learn more about the Nahuatl classes they are offering.

Our Mother Tongues, a project created by filmmaker Anne Makepeace and Cultural Survival’s Program Manager for Endangered Languages, Jennifer Weston, is a great resource for learning about and celebrating endangered Native American language revitalization programs.  The website also gives visitors a chance to actually hear Native speakers and send eCards with Native language audio greetings.