Meet the team from the Myaamia Center, the host of the @NativeLangsTech Twitter account for July 18-24
The Myaamia Center is a Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiative located within an academic setting that serves the needs of the Myaamia people, Miami University, and partner communities through research, education, and outreach that promote Myaamia language, culture, knowledge, and values. It is directly supported by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University. Visit myaamiacenter.org for more information.
The Myaamia Center also serves as an institutional home for the National Breath of Life Institute for Indigenous Languages (NBoL). NBoL works with endangered language communities to educate them about methods in archive-based research for communities who have either lost their speakers or are in need of access to language archives. Currently, NBoL is offering two training workshops on the Indigenous Languages Digital Archive (ILDA). ILDA allows for the organization, storage, retrieval, and analysis of digitized archival linguistic materials, and associated data, for the purpose of informing language revitalization and educational efforts by tribal communities. The first of these workshops will be held in July of 2019 at the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a second one in 2020 will be hosted at the Northwest Indigneous Language Institute at the University of Oregon. Both workshops are supported in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Level III (HAA-261218-18).