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Native American Language Programs

Institutional Characteristics

Title - 1 school

Improve Access for All Learners in More Languages

Language of academic assessment

Role of elders in in your program

Laws that allow elders to be teachers

Processes to grant certification and licensure

Role of families in language learning

Increase EXCELLENCE by effectively meeting all learner need

Publicize efforts to increase enrollments

Keys to Access and Excellence

Use of target language for all interactions with parents

Staff are required to have speaking skills in target language

Teachers mirror population of students

Percent of teachers who are native speakers

Offer immersion language learning opportunities

Have partnerships with public, private or non-profit organizations

  • The ʻAha Pūnana Leo is a Native Hawaiian family-based program established in 1983 to revitalize Hawaiian beginning with language nests. We also provide support to Hawaiian language education at the K-12, university, and community
  • 7000 Languages a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, established in 2016. The mission is to empower communities around the world teach, learn, and sustain their endangered languages. 7000 Languages has published 48 online
  • Doyon Languages Online is developing and offering online language-learning lessons for the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region. These lessons are easily accessible for free to all interested learners and teachers. Doyon
  • This online Ojibwe course was created by Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia in 2009 in partnership with Transparent Language and 7000 Languages. It features a variety of Ojibwe spoken in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Grassroots
  • The 7000 Language's Koasati course was created in 2015 by the Coushatta Tribe. The course includes 3 units, each with 3 lessons. It is designed to teach the essentials of the Koasati language and the Coushatta culture.
  • Doyon Languages Online is developing and offering online language-learning lessons for the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region. These lessons are easily accessible for free to all interested learners and teachers. Doyon
  • The mission of the Comanche Nation Language Department is to revitalize and reclaim the Comanche Language and to help our people speak and think in Comanche in our own unique ways. The Comanche Nation Language Department is
  • Project GWY is an online learning platform that was created with the help of
    volunteers from the Cherokee PINS Project Foundation and Cherokee Nation Council Member
    Dr. Julia Coates and former Council Member Mary
  • The Kansas Kickapoo Tribe is collaborating with 7000 Languages, a non-profit organization, to create online Kickapoo language courses to be used in schools and for the community.
  • Doyon Languages Online is developing and offering online language-learning lessons for the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region. These lessons are easily accessible for free to all interested learners and teachers. Doyon
  • Doyon Languages Online is developing and offering online language-learning lessons for the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region. These lessons are easily accessible for free to all interested learners and teachers. Doyon