30 - America the Bilingual podcast season 2 - A New Generation of Cherokee Speakers Rises

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Among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, there are fewer than 200 first-language speakers of Cherokee . In Episode 30 of America the Bilingual, you’ll hear from people, both Cherokee and non-Cherokee, who are finding ways to embed the Cherokee language in classrooms and music, giving rise to a new generation of Cherokee speakers in the process. But is it too late? Join us for Episode 30, "A New Generation of Cherokee Speakers Rises." The America the Bilingual podcast is part of the Lead with Languages campaign of ACTFL — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This episode was written by Mim Harrison. Our producer is Fernando Hernández, who also does our sound design and mixing, and our associate producer is Beckie Rankin. Graphic arts are created by Carlos Plaza Design Studio. Be sure to check our writeup of this episode on America the bilingual-dot-com, for more on the Cherokee and their language. Support for the America the Bilingual project comes from the Levenger Foundation. Music in this episode, “Quasi Motion” by Kevin MacLeod, was used with a Creative Commons Attribution License. Check his work at: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kevin_macleod/global_sampler/quasi_motion Our thanks to Epidemic Sound for helping us make beautiful music together.

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