The Indomitable Language

Indian Country Today has recently published a fantastic article about the movement of the Cherokee syllabary to the applications like the ipad. This article acts as a comic book to describe the transformation of the Cherokee syllabary to digital formats. I am going to post all of the pages from the “comic book” and then…

Blogging Hesitation

“There are a number of ethical, cultural, political and personal issues that can present special difficulties for indigenous researchers who, in their own communities, work partially as insiders, and are often employed for this purpose, and partially as outsiders, because of their Western education or because they may work across clan, tribe, linguistic, age and…

Berenstain Bears Go Lakota

Recently, the Lakota Language Consortium has posted ongoing episodes of the popular children’s cartoon, The Berenstain Bears in Lakota language. These cartoons are made with the intent to revitalize the Lakota language with the children, but to also keep adults listening to Lakota as well. They are well made and I am excited to watch them…

čwé:’n ahskě:nę hę

Are you still at peace? The internet is an interesting arena to “meet” people, but does it really count if an interpersonal physical encounter does not occur? The Tuscarora phrase which titles this post, can be translated to simply mean “hello, how are you?” However, after years of living in the Tuscarora community and talking…