The Northwest Indian Language Institute’s efforts to preserve Indigenous languages are now supported by a new grant from The Roundhouse Foundation that will fund a needs analysis and tribal outreach programs.
Oregon now requires health care providers to work with OHA-certified interpreters in order for patients to have accessible, accurate translations, after a bill passed in the Legislature last year. But advocates say this new system has excluded Indigenous speakers.
The recent publication of a four-volume Kalapuya dictionary and a separate ongoing effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to an Indigenous language that has been dead in spoken form for more than a half century.
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