ERIC Number: EJ496777
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Language as Culture: Preservation and Survival.
Akwe:kon Journal, v11 n3-4 p146-49 Fall-Win 1994
Presents an overview of the contemporary struggle of American Indians to relearn their native languages. Examines the loss of native languages resulting from assimilationist policies at federal boarding schools; bilingual programs of the 1970s that emphasized writing, reading, and "survival" vocabulary; and recent tribal language programs involving elders and participation by entire families. Discusses keys to achieving fluency. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special double issue "Native American Expressive Culture," a collaborative effort of "Akwe:kon Journal" and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.