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MONTANA INDIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

 

The Montana Indian Language Program (MILP) demonstrates the State of Montana's continued commitment to protect American Indian Cultural integrity by recognizing that languages (spoken, written or in sign language form) are vital to the identity of tribal nations and the state.  Montana tribal languages are in a time of crisis through the loss of native speakers, writers and signers.  The tribes and the state have resources such as tribal colleges, tribal councils, historic preservation offices, the Montana Historical Society and cultural committees among other resources to preserve and protect Montana tribal languages for this and future generations.  These grant funds, contracted to the tribal governments for further distribution for local projects will support the respective language preservation efforts of each tribal government. The Montana Indian Language Program Guidelines can be found here.

 

Montana Tribal Nations Language Apps

 

 Piikani Language and Culture Division

Piikani (Blackfeet) Language App

The Piikani language app contains over 500 audio files recorded by fluent Native speakers and featuring photos of community members.  There are 3 types of games, 3 types of quizzes, culture notes section with beautiful images, Piikani songs, creation story and a searchable database.  We hope you will enjoy using this app to learn the Piikani language and culture. 

Download for Android here.

 

Blackfeet Language

Blackfeet Language App

Learn the Blackfeet language with this easy and fun language learning app. The Blackfeet Tribe is traditionally known in the native language as the Pikuni, or Beings of abundance. The Creator gifted us generously and the Pikuni were rich in the necessities of life. Respect for life in all forms has traditionally been a foundation of the Blackfeet culture.

Download for iPhone here.

 

Crow Tribe

Apsaalooke Language App

The Crow Nation presents the Apsaalooké Language App. This app consists of 17 categories, over 600 entries of phrases/words, 3 levels of games, 3 types of quizzes, culture notes and a searchable database.  All audio recorded by fluent Native speakers.

Download for iPhone here.  Also check out the Crow Language Consortium Online Dictionary

 

Crow Language Consortium Vocab Builder

Crow Vocab Builder App

Build your Crow vocabulary with the Crow Language Project’s vocabulary game for your Android phone or tablet. Quiz yourself every day to learn different categories – wild animals, food, drinks, and more! The app includes 30 culturally-relevant categories designed by Crow speakers, more than 350 words, audio pronunciation and visual aid for each word in the category, quiz yourself by matching English words to Crow words, and vice versa, progress through levels to unlock new words and track your progress and review words you’ve learned by category or activity.

Download for Android here.

 

Chief Dull Knife College

Northern Cheyenne Language App

Learn the Northern Cheyenne language today with this easy to use App. Listen to the language as it was spoken over thousands of years and learn new Native American Northern Cheyenne words and phrases." Chief Dull Knife College is a community based, land grant, and tribally controlled community college established to provide quality educational opportunities to residents of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and surrounding communities.

Download for iPhone here.

 

Fort Belknap Language Preservation Program

Fort Belknap Language Preservation Program

 

Séliš & Ql̓ispé Language Learning App

Séliš & Ql̓ispé Language Learning App, an exciting way to learn Language, Culture, and History (with photos). Works beautifully as a stand-alone app but is enhanced when combined with Book 1 of the Language Curriculum.  There are over 700 entries with fluent native speakers, 3 types of games, 3 types of quizzes, culture notes with video, audio and historical images and a searchable database.

Download for Android here.  Download for iPhone here.

 

Fort Peck Yanktonai Vocab Builder

Fort Peck Yanktonai Dakota Vocab Builder App

Build your Yanktonai Dakota vocabulary with the Fort Peck Language and Culture Department’s vocabulary game for your Android phone or tablet. Quiz yourself every day to learn different categories – wild animals, food, drinks, and more! The app includes dozens of culturally-relevant categories designed by Yanktonai Dakota, speakers, audio pronunciation and visual aid for each word in the category, quiz yourself by matching English words to Yanktonai Dakota words, and vice versa, progress through levels to unlock new words, keep on making progress to unlock traditional songs recorded with the Fort Peck Singers and review words you’ve learned by category or activity.

Download for Android here.  Download for iPhone here.

 

Fort Peck Nakoda Vocab Builder

Fort Peck Nakoda Vocab Builder App

Build your Nakoda vocabulary with Fort Peck Language and Culture Department’s vocabulary game for your Android phone or tablet. Quiz yourself every day to learn different categories – wild animals, food, drinks, and more!  This app includes dozens of culturally-relevant categories designed by Nakoda speakers, audio pronunciation and visual aid for each word in the category, quiz yourself by matching English words to Nakoda words, and vice versa, progress through levels to unlock new words, track your progress and review words you’ve learned by category or activity.

Download for Android here.  Download for iPhone here.

 

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe

Little Shell Chippewa Language App

This is a learning app for the Chippewa Language. Learn how to speak Chippewa today! This is a collaboration of the Chippewa Tribe to preserve the Chippewa Language. Flash cards, videos and much, much more. Download and start learning the language today!

Download at AppAdvise here.



 

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