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First Week of National Breath of Life

We are finishing up the first week of the 2017 National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages!

Community Researchers from around North America have been learning about how to find and utilize archival documentation.  They attend courses on linguistics in the morning, and then spend the afternoons in the archives.  The researchers have found lots of interesting and useful information including language materials, photographs, and family trees.

The National Breath of Life is co-directed by the Myaamia Center and Recovering voices, and is primarily funded by a National Science Foundation – Documenting Endangered Languages program grant, award #1561167.


Nez Perce Group


Northern Paiute Group

2017 National Breath of Life begins!

Participants and staff for the 2017 National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages have arrived and started their work and studies.  For those in attendance, we’re very glad to have you, and are looking forward to a lot of learning, research and work being done!

Applications Closed

Thank you to all who applied to participate in National Breath of Life 2017!  The application window is now closed.  If you have any questions, please contact myaamiacenter@miamioh.edu.