Cherokee Language Technology:The Syllabary and the Nation’s History of Technological Adoption

Starts: June 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Ends: June 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

AILA Program – ALA Annual Conference 2013

Location: McCormick Place Convention Center

2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 791-7000
mccormickplace.com‎

Roy Boney Jr

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Boney Jr, Language Technologist, Cherokee Nation Education Services Group

Libraries can play an important role in indigenous language revitalization efforts through their unique roles in Native communities and their emphasis on implementing community technology. This session will highlight the work done by the Cherokee Language Technology Program, which has received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to provide iPads loaded with Cherokee language apps to Cherokee language learners through the tribal libraries and community centers. The Cherokee Language Technology Program creates innovative solutions for the Cherokee language on all digital platforms including smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets and social network media such as Facebook and Twitter.