Language Preservation

You may review a few of our funded projects below.

Piegan Institute, Browning, MT

school child at piegan institutePiegan Institute, a nonprofit organization chartered on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana, was created as a vehicle to research, promote, and preserve the language of the Blackfeet Tribe.

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‘Aha Punana Leo, Hilo, HI

children preparing to sing and dance in honoluluʻAha Punana Leo was formed in 1983 to reestablish and develop the Hawaiian language. During the 1920’s the Hawaiian language ceased to be spoken by children when schools began mandating that the curriculum be taught only in English. Since its formation, ʻAha Punana Leo has been a key force in changing legislation in the state of Hawaii and also at the federal level.

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