Indigenous language

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  • Native Language And Indigenous Language

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    Language is one of many components that identify a group of people to their culture. Unfortunately, there are quite a few obstacles that challenge indigenous people learning their native language. The loss of a language distances groups farther from their native roots, which is exactly opposite of the efforts being made in Canada. Learning and practicing an indigenous language fulfills one’s role as an engaged citizen and allows for engagement within a culture. The McGill Tribune published Jenny

  • Indigenous Languages For Urban Alaskans

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    student. I was fascinated by the richness of traditions and natural beauty of this land. I lived in Alaska for 5 years. As a linguist I quickly became interested in languages and dialects of Alaskan natives and Russian descendants. During that time I was actively researching about the programs aimed at revitalization of indigenous languages for urban Alaskans. I was meeting with Russian old believers living on Kenai Peninsula trying to learn more about my own culture and the history of Russian Orthodox

  • Importance Of Indigenous Languages

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    Language is one of the most significant developments of humans. It is one of the few means of communications which enclose a large number of beliefs, values and it is provided paths to see the world in different perceptive. The languages are thought to be in danger when people do not speak their native languages or mother tongue in foreign countries. Mother tongue is a child’s first language and it can be learned since birth. This mother language cannot be used often in foreign countries. As a result

  • Indigenous Cucapá: Mexico As An Indigenous Language

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    agricultural use in the United States. The rerouting of this water has been problematic for a number of reasons, but none so much as for the indigenous Cucapá (“people-of-the-river”) people who have lived along the lower Colorado

  • Bilingual Education Policy in Australia Concerning Indigenous Language and Associated Varieties

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    English, but do not wish their own languages to be lost in the process (McKay, 305). Aboriginal Australians, even those who do not themselves speak an Aboriginal language, show great pride in their language as part of their cultural identity (McKay, 299). As such, it is necessary for schools to display “recognition of each language’s intrinsic cultural value and linguistic complexity and uniqueness” (Gale, 282). Concrete evidence of the value of these languages to Aboriginal people is shown by the

  • Effects Of Residential Schools

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    Residential schools are still having long term and intergenerational effects on Indigenous people culturally, physically and emotionally/mentally. In the 19th century the Canadian government established a program to assimilate Indigenous people into the Canadian society and christianity. During this dark time in Canada's history, many Indigenous children were forced to attend residential boarding schools where they suffered various forms of abuse and neglect. Many children left these schools broken

  • The Language Of The Cherokee- Still Alive

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    The Language of the Cherokee- Still alive? Introduction The loss of languages within minority groups is a global phenomenon. It is an ongoing, fast moving process among indigenous groups in the United States. A vast majority of Native American vernaculars are nowadays only spoken by elders and as a growing numbers of children merely speak English in those modern days, the languages of their ancestors will soon be irretrievably lost as a result of language shift. According to Krauss (1996), only

  • The Cherokee Language Is Still Alive

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    The question is if the Cherokee language is still alive. Is this language still spoken? Yes, it is. The Cherokee language is classified linguistically as a member of the Iroquoian family, spoken by the Cherokee people, originally inhabiting Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. As a consequence of colonization, however, the Cherokee nation almost suffered destruction during the infamous Trail of Tears, 1838-1839, the forced removal of

  • A Study On Australian Indigenous Art

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    but one in particular is Australian Indigenous art, which is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. Initial forms of artistic Aboriginal expression were rock carvings, body painting and ground designs, which date back more than 30,000 years. After Australia was colonized the sale of artifacts occurred between indigenous and non-indigenous people on a widespread basis throughout south-eastern Australia. The quality and variety of Australian Indigenous art produced today reflects the richness

  • Analysis of Tina Rosenberg's Everyone Speaks Text Message Essay

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    Fellow at the World Policy Institute, in “Everyone Speaks Text Message” implores her readers to contemplate preserving their native language and presents digital technology as the ultimate solution. Rosenberg targets linguistic minorities and the readers of The New York Times as her audience. The author’s main purpose is to inform the readers that numerous indigenous languages such as N’Ko are fading away, and efforts towards saving them must be initiated. She examines the problems faced by N’Ko, and then