Engaged Curriculum Grants

Supporting the Resurgence of Haudenosaunee Languages

After thirty years of Indigenous language revitalization efforts — including everything from immersion to training ceremonial speakers — a critical juncture has been reached in fluency. Faculty in the American Indian Program are collaborating with community partners to develop a linguistic learning tool that will aid in the resurgence of Haudenosaunee languages. Through concept-based instruction focused on meaning and philosophy, this collaboration seeks to restore social exchange using Haudenosaunee languages. During on-site consultations with language learners in Haudenosaunee communities, project leaders recognize previous and current strategies and introduce a new tool for language acquisition for adult learners. They then employ their research to develop techniques to be used by American Indian Studies graduate students and to support the use of language in Haudenosaunee communities.

Grant type: Planning

The Team

  • Jolene Rickard, American Indian Program, Department of History of Art, Department of Art
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, Art and Planning
  • Troy Richardson, American Indian Program
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Sarah Murray, American Indian Program, Department of Linguistics
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Community partner: Dr. Kevin Connelly, Onondaga linguist
  • Community partner: Ruchatneet Printup, liaison to the Tuscarora Language Committee

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