Teaching Indigenous Languages

(note: these resources should each have a distinct entry with more specific keywords)

Teaching Indigenous Languages

This American site by Dr. Jon Allan Reyhner contains links, resources, teaching tools, conferences etc, in order for indigenous groups to teach the languages.



Indigenous Education Articles

Cultural Genocide in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: The Destruction and Transformation of Indigenous Cultures

Affirming Identity: The Role of Language and Culture in American Indian Education

Reading First, Literacy, and American Indian Students

Guns, Germs, Steel, and Education

Reading and Writing to Create Yourself

Reading, Writing and Finding Sovereignty

Creating Sacred Places for Children

Sustaining Indigenous languages in our modern world


Revitalizing Indigenous languages using picture books


Essie’s Story” Insightful words from an old teacher to Teachers today


A new native teacher corps: Integrating culture and language in schooling


LINKING THE PAST WITH THE FUTURE: using heritage languages and cultures to promote academic English proficiency for success in school, higher education, and careers.


The importance of cultural based education


Culturally appropriate education


Teaching Indigenous languages books

Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned edited by Jon Reyhner and Louise Lockard

Language is Life edited by Wesley Y. Leonard and Stelómethet Ethel B. Gardner

Nurturing Native Languages edited by Jon Reyhner, Octaviana V. Trujillo, Roberto Luis Carrasco, and Louise Lockard

Indigenous Languages Across the Community edited by Barbara Burnaby and Jon Reyhner

Learn in Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century edited by Jon Reyhner, Joseph Martin, Louise Lockard, & W. Sakiestewa Gilbert

Revitalizing Indigenous Languages edited by Jon Reyhner, Gina Cantoni, Robert St. Clair & Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

Teaching Indigenous Languages edited by Jon Reyhner

Stabilizing Indigenous Languages edited by Gina Cantoni

Effective Language Education Practices and Native Language Survival edited by Jon Reyhner


An examination of western influences on Indigenous language teaching


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