Language Revitalization

This page is dedicated to resources and dialogues on language revitalization.

Dream it. Make it. Share it.
Join us for an all day session on content creation for teaching Indigenous languages. This workshop will show examples and give walkthroughs of creating and sharing dictionaries, workbooks, posters, videos, audio, and more. We will also discuss content organization and Indigenous empowerment in language movements that operate from a locus of
decolonization through safe learning environments. Featuring a presentation by the Sealaska Heritage Institute on historical and current language publications.

Handout: slideshow

Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization: An Introduction
By Tasaku Tsunoda (Google Books)

Reading Material

Language Endangerment and Language Revitalization: An Introduction
By Tasaku Tsunoda (Google Books)

Saving Languages: An Introduction to Language Revitalization
By Lenore A. Grenoble, Lindsay J. Whaley (Google Books)

We Are Our Language: An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan Community
By Barbra A. Meek (Google Books)

Language Loyalty, Language Planning, and Language Revitalization: Recent Writings and Reflections
edited by Nancy H. Hornberger, Martin Pütz (Google Books)

X̱ʼunei Dissertation


Counter-Hegemony slides for presentation to Research in Indigenous Languages & Linguistics (UBC Victoria).

Counter Hegemony: Creating Equity for Indigenous Languages
(2017 Alaska Native Studies Conference)

CCTHITA 2016 Tribal Assembly Language Program & Tribal Schools Presentation

CCTHITA-AFN Tribal School 2016 PresentationCCTHITA-AFN-Notes

Tlingit Immersion School at 2015 Clan Conference by X̱ʼunei

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Keynote Address & Slides by X̱ʼunei

Closing Speech at AFN by X̱ʼunei

2013 CCTHITA Tribal Assembly Keynote Adress by X̱ʼunei

Hawaiian Language

Māmaka Kaiao: A Modern Hawaiian Vocabulary


Recorded Classes from Spring Semester 2017

Beginning in January of 2017 course material for AKL Indigenous Language Revitalization will be posted here.

Indigenous Language Revitalization


April 25, 2017 – Building a Language Program
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April 20, 2017 – Essay Writing Tips, Accountability & Social Change
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April 18, 2017 – Language Death, Language Suicide, Accountability
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April 13, 2017 – Counterhegemony
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April 11, 2017 – Counterhegemony
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April 4, 2017 – Language Planning
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March 30, 2017 – Language Training & Strategies
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Handout: GreenBook-Training (notes)

March 28, 2017 – Oral Traditions & Literacy
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March 23, 2017 – Language Ideology & Planning
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March 21, 2017 – Midterm Preparation & Language Ideology
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Handout: class-notes-03-22

March 9, 2017 – Media & Technology • Essay Development
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March 7, 2017 – Language Endangerment & Shift
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February 28, 2017 – Literacy & Immersion Programs
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February 23, 2017 – Immersion Programs
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February 21, 2017 – Language Death
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February 16, 2017 – Model Programs
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February 14, 2017 – Language Policy & Planning
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January 31, 2017 – Meek, Ruptured: Kaska in Context
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January 26, 2017 – Fundamental Concepts in Language Revitalization
Watch classGrenoble 1-20Grenoble 21-49

January 19, 2017 – Introduction to Language Revitalization 
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Handout: revitalization-vocabulary-1Intro to Language Revitalization (slideshow)

January 17, 2017 – Course Introduction
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