Indigenous Languages Revitalization Directory

Culture Preservation, Native communities
Language
2013

Team:

Will Grebe, Susan Stukas, Kevin Janesch

Liaisons:

Sponsors:

Indigenous Language Institute (ILI)

Project website:

The goal of this project was to work with the Indigenous Language Institute in Santa Fe, NM and provide accessible, up-to-date resources that will help revitalize endangered indigenous languages. This was done by creating a digital resource directory website in MediaWiki format to host informational pages for language programs, funding sources, and coordinating organizations. In order to create relevant up-to date pages, the team contacted organizations, sent out surveys, and confirmed existing information.  The team wrote programs to automatically convert the updated information to wiki-pages, and created a mechanism for organizations to keep their information updated and available.

The goal of this project is to work with the Indigenous Language Institute to provide accessible, up-to-date resources that will help revitalize endangered indigenous languages.

Objectives:

  • To assist the Indigenous Language Institute in updating the Native Languages Revitalization Resource Directory.
  • To provide an online site that offers access to the resource directory in an intuitive manner
  • To establish training materials to enable community contributions to the online resource directory.