Born in 1910, Oneida Language Instructor Inspires

Reading about this incredible soon-to-be 100 year old Oneida language advocate, I have to ask: what excuses will you and I come up with today, tomorrow and the day after that for not doing all we can to revitalize our indigenous languages? Now a great-great-grandmother, [Maria] Hinton may be one of a few fluent Oneida speakers […]

Language Goes to Camp

It’s with great interest that I came across the release of Culture Camps for Language Learning: An Immersion Handbook, produced by the BC-based First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council. In my experience, culture camps like these present great opportunities for language learning. In July 2004, I participated in a week-long Cree immersion camp in Sturgeon Lake […]