Indigenous language revitalization and new media: Postsecondary students as innovators
This article discusses the significance of Indigenous languages to human diversity and the challenges accompanying language loss posed to Indigenous peoples. The role of Indigenous postsecondary students as change agents is highlighted, and gaps are examined in current revitalization efforts where young postsecondary students are largely unrecognized. The need for innovation and creativity in addressing language issues conscientiously with postsecondary students is proposed by using an example of a new media project founded with Indigenous students at a U.S. university, raising possibilities and dilemmas with new media as tools for transformation through informal learning experiences.
Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Phelps Stokes