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NPR Weekend Report from the Crow Institute
NPR Weekend Report from the Crow Institute

Native American languages are struggling to stay alive. But with the help of summer language institutes, they are on their way back.

Many Native American languages have only a few speakers left. But there’s been a push to help keep the Crow language alive. Those efforts are now beginning to pay off. It’s no longer just the language of the tribe’s elders. Younger and younger learners are embracing Crow along with their heritage. For this story, Amy Martin reports from Big Horn County, Mont.

Big Horn County News: Biiluukaalilaah (Speak Crow)
Big Horn County News: Biiluukaalilaah (Speak Crow)

“When we talk our language, we’re closer and we just laugh and joke and we don’t want to leave, but after all of that, it seems like there’s nobody,” a participant said, “[When we speak Crow], we’re much closer and there’s more bond between us.” (Source: Big Horn County News)

‘Teaching, not preaching’: Crow language instructors learn teaching methods
‘Teaching, not preaching’: Crow language instructors learn teaching methods

“I’ve learned more from this than I have from anything else,” said Roanne Hill, a Crow language and culture teacher at St. Labre High School. “The techniques that we use here, I feel like are much more efficient.” (Source: Billings Gazette)

Crow Summer Institute 2015 featured on WDSE/WRPT’s Native Report
Crow Summer Institute 2015 featured on WDSE/WRPT’s Native Report

WDSE/WRPT Native Report producer Michael LeGarde visited Crow Summer Institute 2015 to meet the teachers, participants, and to film a segment for the show. We’re honored to be featured on the 11th Season of the Native Report. Check out the segment below, starting around 10:10!