It’s Like Having Grandma in Your Pocket

Acoma Pueblo’s Keres language project and their partner The Language Conservancy honored the contributors to the newest online dictionary and unveiled their newest digital Keres language learning tools at Acoma’s Department of Education office. “When we started 19 months ago we couldn’t collect words on a zip drive, but look…

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Pueblo Works to Preserve Endangered Language with Online Dictionary

The Acoma Pueblo’s Board of Education unveiled a new tool Thursday to keep its endangered dialect alive. “It is absolutely critical that we’re able to preserve and revitalize the Keres dialect,” Acoma Department of Education Executive Director Stanley Holder said.  Original Source:

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Acoma Pueblo to host Release Event for Keres Online Dictionary

For immediate release Acoma Pueblo to host Release Event for Keres Online Dictonary 2.0 Keres Language revitalization project  takes huge leap forward with release of new dictionary and other tools ACOMA PUEBLO, New Mexico, October 3 — The Acoma Department of Education is hosting a community event on October 18…

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Keres Institute a Hit at NMSU Grants

New Mexico State University-Grants hosted the first ever Keres Language Institute at the end of May 2018.  Students from Pueblo of Acoma, Laguna Pueblo, and Santo Domingo Pueblo studied the Keres language with a focus on either communication or instruction. The Gallup Independent newspaper reported on the weeklong classes. Click…

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Acoma Pueblo’s Emergency Push to Save Its Language

Acoma Pueblo is considered the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. And only about a hundred people or so still speak the Acoma Keres language. Many of those fluent speakers gathered earlier this month in Acoma to record their voices, saving words, concepts and culture. They’re hoping that someday soon, young people will…

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Acoma Pueblo Elders to Release First Language Dictionary

Acoma Pueblo has been putting their entire language down on paper, and they’re releasing the first version of a dictionary. Pueblo elders have been recording thousands of words in their native language Keres since last year. Original Source:

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New Mexico Pueblo Works to Save Keres Language

With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few young people under the age of 40 have learned the language. If no action is taken, the Native American Pueblo of Acoma stands to lose a fundamental part of its heritage, an Acoma…

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Pueblo Elders Fighting to Preserve Their Native Language

A group of about 40 elders on the Acoma Pueblo are working with linguists at The Language Conservancy to record their native language, “keres.” Elders fear important ceremonies and cultural traditions will be lost once the older generations are gone. Original Source: