Partnership works to modernize, digitize Indigenous languages

September 7, 2016

In partnership with Seven Generations Education Institute, technology company SayITFirst is helping to modernize and digitize Indigenous languages to aid with preservation. SayITFirst works with fluent speakers, community members, language educators, and advocates to first modernize an Indigenous language by establishing words for new items and concepts, and then to digitize the language and produce books, audio recordings, and phone apps. Organizers involve cultural traditions in the development of the resources for a holistic approach. Educators are able to use the resources to teach language in the classroom and can encourage students to take the teachings home to their families.

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