Less than 100 years ago, the ancestral languages of the Doyon region flourished and were the first languages spoken by everyone from children to elders. Today, tragically, all nine of the Athabascan languages of the Doyon region are considered severely to critically endangered. 174 more words
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Allan Hayton, Doyon Foundation’s language revitalization program director, has been selected to speak at TEDxFairbanks 2016, which is the first Tedx event to be held in Fairbanks. 402 more words
The 10 ancestral languages of the Doyon region are all severely to critically endangered, and will be lost within the span of a few generations if no action is taken. 272 more words
This week we are looking at Mi’gmaq, a First Nations Language spoken in Eastern Canada.
More specifically, we are looking at efforts to revitalize the language, and a very promising and encouraging trend among minority and endangered languages : linguists and academics working with and among the community rather than deciding what is best for them. 1,592 more words