43% of the

world’s languages

are endangered.

But there is still hope for the future. 

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Since 2016, our organization has been growing and evolving to match the fast pace of this critical work. Indigenous communities need our help now, their health, cultures and languages cannot afford to wait. As an independant 501c3 non-profit we are proud of the progress we have made and the impact we have been fortunate enough to have on endangered language reclaimation.

As we continue to evolve our core mission has changed with us. We still very much believe in the impact our resources have had on the many communities we have been fortunate enough to work with. But we want to do more. We want to empower communities around the world to teach, learn, and sustain their endangered languages. We want to act as a platform for all communities and individuals who have entrusted us to help them.

We envision a world where all communities have the resources and opportunities to reclaim, strengthen, and revitalize their endangered languages. In the coming months, years and decades we are determined to surpass our goals, empower more communities, and shine more light on the importance of endangered language reclamation. We hope you will join us in our fight.

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Of the nearly 7,000 languages in the world…

  • Only 5% of all the world’s languages are spoken by about 95% of the world’s population

    • Which means the majority of the world’s linguistic diversity is spoken by just 5% of the population

 

  • About 2,500 are considered endangered (UNESCO Language Atlas)

    • Other estimates say nearly 50% of all languages are at risk of dying

 

  • Researchers estimate 1,500 will no longer exist by 2100

    • Some researches even estimate as many as 3,000 will disappear

 

  • Only 100 or so have any access to language learning technology and resources

 

  • The majority of the world’s languages have not been recorded or written

When a language is revitalized...

  • Children thrive in school

  • There are lowered suicide, depression and alcoholism rates

  • Health outcomes are improved

  • Language resources developed for language revitalization supports all languages

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If you are non-Indigenous:
 

  • Educate yourself and others
     

  • Read, listen to, watch and share materials created by Indigenous folks

 

  • Ask questions -- LISTEN

 

  • Spread the word, through conversation in person and online

 

  • Donate/support organizations and individuals that are actively assisting Indigenous communities to revitalize their languages

 

  • ​Get involved locally and globally

If you are Indigenous:
 

  • Speak with your Elders, and/or leaders of your community
     

  • Ask questions, listen and contribute your voice to the conversation
     

  • Join/create online or in-person language communities
     

  • Discover what resources are available to you
     

  • Ask for help/support
     

  • Share your perspective

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A special thanks to our supporters:

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