Doyon Foundation Selected to Receive a Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant

The Doyon Foundation received an Administration for Native American Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant in August 2016. The three year grant will help fund the Doyon Languages Online project, a partnership with 7000 Languages, a nonprofit that supports endangered language learning partially through software donated by Transparent Language. During the three-year grant project, a total of 280 introductory online lessons will be created for five of the Doyon languages: Holikachuk, Denaakk’e, Benhti Kenaga’, Hän, and Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa. Ultimately, the Foundation aims to create online courses for all of the Doyon region languages. The lessons will be made widely available to language teachers and learners in Alaska and throughout the United States. Language teachers will also receive training in using the lessons in local educational settings, from schools to homes to community events.

For more information visit the Doyon Foundation website: https://doyonfoundation.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/doyon-foundation-receives-900000-grant-for-language-revitalization/