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ERIC Number: EJ1168636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Reflections on Revitalizing and Reinforcing Native Languages and Cultures
Real Bird, Lanny
Cogent Education, v4 n1 Article 1371821 2017
The purpose of this essay is to introduce nativist expression, historic practices, and perceptions in describing an important approach to exercising language revitalization based on traditional fundamentals and operational ownership in Native organizations of these reflections. Information is presented to enhance the understanding of how Native knowledge is expressed from oral tradition for non-Natives to understand. This explanation is the basis of recommendations for Native organizations that are focused on the Native languages renaissance. It is also reinforcing and explaining traditional approaches of how Native cultures have formalized their customs and practices in historic times to better define their civilizations as relevant and significant to their regions in North America. An emphasis is presented for Native educators to liberate and compliment their contemporary educational approaches and methods with traditional knowledge and practices to perpetuate and formalize their knowledge for perpetuating the future of their language, culture, history, and relevance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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