Learning your Native language can be difficult, especially when the available materials are black and white pages with blank spaces to scribble answers. But many language instructors and tribes are using fun new ways to keep language students interested while they learn to speak, read and write. Maybe you’ve heard about the translation of “Star Wars” into Navajo, the Berenstain Bears books translated to Lakota, a Dakota Scrabble tournament and Hupa Bingo. On today’s show, we will learn about all the fun ways people are learning their Native languages.
Ginger Roger (Hupa) – Director of the NsDN Center “The place to acquire skills in a good way”
Tipiziwin Tolman (Lakota and Dakota) – Lakota language activities instructor at the Lakota Language Nest at Sitting Bull College
Isreal Shortman (Navajo) -Software engineer
Break Music: Heeia (song) Henry Kapono (artist) The Wild Hawaiian (album