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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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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…