Native Village Youth and Education News
May 1, 2009 Issue 198
The Indigenous Language Institute Wins
National Verizon Tech Savvy Award
"Indian Country has never shied away from using new tools, and the Indigenous Languages Institute regards the incorporation of modern technology and related training as essential and natural in our work to help bring our heritage languages from the brink of extinction," said Gerald Hill, ILI President and a member of the Oneida tribe of Wisconsin. "We have found that joining intergenerational experiences and using the symbiosis of old knowledge and new tools are working."
The Indigenous Language Institute is based
in Santa Fe, New Mexico and serves 2,000
Native Americans annually.
Details of all programs honored with Verizon
Tech Savvy Awards will be added to the
Verizon's Thinkfinity.org Web site. They
will serve as educational resources that
highlight best practices and approaches for
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