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Plummer, Idaho
Creating Coeur d'Alene Language Resources
Members of the COLRC team accept the 2018 Ken Hale Award from the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas for their work. Photo courtesy Audra Vincent.

Members of the COLRC team accept the 2018 Ken Hale Award from the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas for their work. Photo courtesy Audra Vincent.

Coeur d’Alene is an Indigenous language spoken by the Coeur d’Alene people, whose homelands are in northern Idaho. The language is endangered: the last fluent speaker died in 2018. Now, the tribal language program, in collaboration with linguists from two universities, is using NEH funds in the form of a Documenting Endangered Languages grant to develop and maintain online language resources, a powerful tool in their language revitalization efforts.

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