Kamusi – The Global Online Living Dictionary

The Global Online Living Dictionary. Every Word, Everywhere. From the Kamusi website: The Kamusi Project is a participatory international effort dedicated to improving knowledge of the world’s languages. Our long term mission is to produce dictionaries and other language resources for every language, and to make those resources available for […]

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Language app: Diné, Lakota, Mvskoke and Ponca

The Native Language App is a great way for children and adults to learn different Native words from across Indian Country. This app can be a fun and interactive approach for someone to learn about the Indigenous cultures of where they live or as an introduction to a language they […]

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Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures

From ted.com: With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender […]

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Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to the documentation, maintenance, and revitalization of endangered languages globally. It develops and manages linguist-aided, community-led projects that promote the use of digital video, computers, and other modern information technology. Staff members of Living Tongues Institute […]

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Language app: Nazko-Dakelh

The Nazko-Dakelh app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Xeni Gwet’in

The Xeni Gwet’in app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal […]

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Language app: Secwépemc

The Secwépemc app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: FirstVoices Chat

FirstVoices Chat is a multilingual texting app with keypads serving over 100 Indigenous languages. The app was developed in response to First Nation youth who want to communicate via social media in their own languages. Most Indigenous writing systems use unique characters previously unavailable in mobile technologies. Interested in learning […]

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Language app: Northern St̕’át̕’imcets

The Northern St̕’át̕’imcets app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal […]

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Language app: Ktunaxa

The Ktunaxa Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal […]

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Language app: Sliammon

The Sliammon app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Nisga’a

The Nisg̱a’a app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Ehattesaht

The Ehattesaht app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Kwak’wala

The Kwak’wala app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil

The Skidegate Haida Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with […]

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Language app: SENĆOŦEN

The SENĆOŦEN app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Language app: Halq’emeylem

The Halq’eméylem app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database FirstVoices.com. Word and phrase definitions are illustrated with audio recordings, images and videos. Editing features allow users to customize content by replacing default multimedia with personal pictures, […]

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Recurring Questions of Technology: The Role of Technology in Indigenous Language Revitalization

About Dr. Galla, the presenter From her bio: “Born in Hilo and raised in a sugar plantation town, Pahala, in Kaʻū, I was exposed to an array of languages and cultures from a young age. I continued learning about my Hawaiian language and culture formally at Kamehameha Schools on Kapālama […]

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Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages

This conversation, hosted by New Tactics in Human Rights, took place between November 16-22, 2011. Conversation Summary From the New Tactics website: Thank you for joining New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and other practitioners for an online dialogue on Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages*. The United […]

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Living Our Indigenous Languages in a Multimedia Technology Enhanced World

About the Event Saturday April 13, 2013 9:30am – 3:30pm Sty-Wet-Tan Hall UBC First Nations Longhouse 1985 West Mall RSVP to this Language Gathering FREE and open to the public Pay parking available in the Fraser River Parkade Please join us for this exciting event that will bring together language […]

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Can the digital age save the Cherokee language?

Phil Cash Cash, who runs the Indigenous Language and Technology listserv at the University of Arizona, sent this out today… Can the digital age save the Cherokee language? The halls of Facebook, Google and texting Written by Becky Johnson, published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 [source] Excerpt: “Susan Gathers was […]

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Secwepemctsin language app for Nintendo DSi and soon iPad

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 […]

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Language app: Iwaidja

Ma! Iwaidja app on iTunes The Ma! Iwaidja app is an initiative of the Minjilang Endangered Languages Publication project (also known as Iwaidja Inyman), based on Croker Island in Northwestern Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory. This ‘touch and listen’ app includes: a 1,000 entry Iwaidja-English dictionary a 400-entry Iwaidja-English […]

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Living Tongues Endangered Language Resources

The folks at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages have put together a fine list of language archives and online resources dealing with endangered languages. Here is the intro from their website: “People often approach us seeking information about the world’s most endangered languages. Students ask us, “I want to […]

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Aboriginal Culture in the Digital Age

Introduction The object of this paper is to bring a holistic perspective to the implications of ICT for Aboriginal ways of living, thinking and knowing. Is ICT the potent enabler for the promotion, renewal and enrichment of Aboriginal cultures as many claim? For example does ICT offer new possibilities for […]

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