Students at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, a Yup’ik immersion language school, are sharing a Yup’ik word of the week through animated YouTube videos. It’s one of the ways the school hopes to generate interest in their language as they face the loss of more and more first language speakers. Can social media expand the use of Native languages?
John Active (Yup’ik) – radio host at KYUK in Yup’ik and English
Katie Basile – multimedia director and producer at KYUK
Tammy DeCoteau (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe) – director of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakotah Language Institute
Amber Hayward (Puyallup/ Confederated Salish and Kootenai) – language program director for Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Break Music: Ayikis – The Frog Song (song) Asani (artist) Listen (album)