Category Archives: Language

ILADA Blog [McGill Law]: Seasonal Thematic Contributions by Indigenous Legal Scholars

Here: Season 1:  Law Through Language (2018) Our first season focuses on language as law: within the context of language revitalization, how do Indigenous laws pronounce themselves through language? How can Indigenous laws be strengthened, given the impact of colonialism … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Language, Research, Tribal Codes, tribal constitutions, tribal courts | Tagged ,

WaPo News Profile on Saving Native Languages

Here is “A Native American ‘Sesame Street’ could help save dying languages.“

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Language, Legislation, News | Tagged

Slate Podcast: New Life for Dying Languages

Here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Language, Research

2017 Canoe Journey Blog

The Northwestern Tribes’ Canoe Journey wrapped up this past weekend in Campbell River. Here’s Matika Wilbur’s beautiful blog documenting the Journey. I was privileged to attend the Muckleshoot landing. Muckleshoot Canoe Landing © Ann Tweedy  

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, cultural resources, Language, News | Tagged , , ,

HuffPo on 13 Issues Facing Native Peoples Beyond Mascots & Casinos

Here’s the article by Julian Brave NoiseCat. Thanks to E.E. for the link.

Posted in Author: Ann Tweedy, federal recognition, Land Claim Negotiations, Language, News | Tagged , ,

Yup’ik Translation/Access to Justice Panel, Rural and Safety Justice Conference

This panel explained the difficulties in finding accurate words in the Yup’ik language for court terminology, particularly in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Pictured above: Sophie Alexie, Instructor of Yup’ik Eskimo, University of Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus; Oscar Alexie, … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Victoria Sweet, Education, Language | Tagged ,

Non-Profit Organization Works to Train Interpreters for Yup’ik Speakers in Alaska Courts

In some areas of Alaska many elders and even middle-aged community members grew up with Yup’ik as their first language. The resulting language gap for these individuals has created problems when they are involved in court hearings. To combat these problems, the … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Victoria Sweet, Child Welfare, Language, News | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Navajo Nation Supreme Court Decision in Tsosie v. Deschene

Opinion here. Based on the foregoing, by majority decision, the Court hereby enters a Permanent Writ of Mandamus against the Respondents. Under its administrative duties to implement the Election Code, the NEA is ordered to comply with 11 N.N.C. 44. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Language, tribal courts, tribal election | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Navajo SCT Dismisses Chris Deschene Appeal on Procedural Grounds

Here is the opinion.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Language, Research, Tribal Codes, tribal courts, tribal election | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

NYTs Article on Controversy over Navajo Fluency Requirement for Political Candidates

Here is “Presidential Candidate in Navajo Nation Protests a Language Requirement.“

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Language, News, Tribal Codes, tribal election | Tagged | 1 Comment