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The Indigenous Language Challenge

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Colleen M Fitzgerald

The Indigenous Language Challenge

Posted: 09/19/2014 2:43 pm EDT

People are posting videos where they take on dramatic challenges and tag others to join in. It’s an energetic effort to raise awareness…to use Native American languages. The 2014 Indigenous Language Challenge is on. Comedian Tonia Jo Hall, a Lakota teacher in training, posted a video of her young daughter singing in Lakota.”Whatever your native language is, we challenge you to post a 10-15 sec video no matter what it is as long as you’re speaking your language,” Hall wrote. She’s not the only Native American language activist, learner, or teacher to promote indigenous language use via social media video challenges.​

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