From The Daily News (Kamloops): Nintendo scores for native language
“With as few as 150 fluent Secwepemctsin speakers remaining, most of them over age 65, the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has come up with software for preserving the language.
Nintendo DSi software that teaches Secwepemctsin to young children is in the final stage of development, said Kathy Manuel, education co-ordinator with the society.
As well, an iPad application expected to be available by Christmas holds even greater promise in preserving the endangered language, she said.”[read full article]
From CBCRadio: Tablet tools teach endangered aboriginal language
First Nations educators are hoping new tablet apps will help preserve an endangered Aboriginal language. A grant has funded the development of a Nintendo DSi game and iPad app that teaches thousands of Secwepemctsin words and phrases.[source]
…in the Ethnos Project Resources Database
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