[lg policy] Indigenous Language Institute: Native Language News

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  *ILI NATIVE LANGUAGE *
*TERMINOLOGY DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM*
*OCTOBER 11-12, 2010*
*ISLETA'S HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO*
*ALBUQUERQUE, NM *
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     Anton Treuer

Here are summaries of four of the presenters at our upcoming Symposium.  You
will find abstracts of other presenters in our Program Announcement.

Great News! We were able to extend the deadline to get the *$109* symposium
room rate at Isleta Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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 *Anton Treuer*, Ph.D. History, Leech Lake Ojibwe, Assistant Professor of
Ojibwe, Bemidji State University *will present their experiences developing
the Ojibwe dictionary. *Ojibwe language speakers, teachers, and linguists
have been working very hard to develop new materials for preservation and
revitalization of the tribal language. In this presentation, Dr. Anton
Treuer will detail several new and innovative initiatives that have enabled
dramatic breakthroughs in Ojibwe by working across dialects, incorporating
new technologies, developing new terminology, and making it all readily
available for teachers, students, and advocates of the language.
Participants will see a step-by-step practical guide for development of
resources in their own tribal languages. Recent material developed for
Ojibwe under discussion will include books to launch a new literacy
initiative for Ojibwe and the development of new terminology: Aaniin
Ekidong: Ojibwe Vocabulary Project, Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan
Ji-gikinoo’amaageng, Ojibwe in Minnesota, and others.


      Kevin Scannell


 *Kevin Scannell*, Ph.D. Mathematics, Director, Computer Science Department
of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Louis University, *will present
on Irish vocabulary building & software** **and the process of community
acceptance of these tools. *There are about 20,000 native speakers of Irish,
most of whom live in scattered communities on Ireland's west coast.  Like
many minority and indigenous languages around the world, Irish is under
immense pressure from English, especially so in the domains of computing and
technology. Over the past ten years, however, a group of dedicated
volunteers has produced a number of powerful software tools that allow Irish
speakers to conduct their online lives almost entirely in their native
language: spelling and grammar checkers, online dictionaries and thesauri,
and software translations. We are fast approaching our goal of a 100%
translated desktop system.  In my lecture I will describe: (1) how we manage
a large, purely-volunteer translation project with no funding, (2) our
approach to terminology creation (3) a philosophy of community ownership of
developed resources, based on free and open source software (4) several
initiatives we've begun to share tools and data with minority and indigenous
languages around the world.

*Joseph Erb*, Cherokee Nation Cultural Specialist, Animator, and *Roy Boney,
Jr. *(Cherokee), award winning filmmaker, artist, and new media specialist
*will present on the implementation of the Cherokee localization software in
the Cherokee Nation Immersion School*. Technology adoption and its
implementation into every day life is quickly becoming one of the defining
factors of successfully navigating the social structures of society. To be
ignorant of how to use technology and not understanding the underlying
philosophies of modern media such as Twitter, Facebook, instant messaging,
blogging, wikis, etc., one will quickly be left behind. Cherokees have
historically been successful at adapting technologies to suit our needs, and
the same remains in today’s modern society. The development of technologies
such as Unicode has allowed our language to be useful in written and audio
formats. This presentation will discuss the history of the Cherokee in
regards to technology, how technology is being used in modern Cherokee
classrooms and communities, and a discussion of future possibilities.



 *Other dates to remember*

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Regular Registration August 16 through September 15, 2010
Late Registration September 16 through September 27, 2010*

*Do NOT mail your registration after September 27, 2010 at that point you
will have register on site.

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