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About the Tagish-Tlingit FirstVoices project – published in the American Indian Quarterly, Winter & Spring 2006, Vol. 30, Nos. 1 & 2. The website discussed in the article is featured below:

http://www.firstvoices.ca

In December 2004 representatives of the Yukon government and the First People’s Cultural Foundation of British Columbia signed an agreement to facilitate the use of digital multimedia technology to archive and teach endangered Native languages. “Without initiatives like FirstVoices, indigenous languages and cultural knowledge are at risk of disappearing forever,” Yukon premier Dennis Fentie said in a prepared statement. The Tagish language website project being conducted by the Carcross Tagish First Nation was funded by this agreement and is one example of the ways Native communities are using digital technologies for cultural and linguistic self-representation.