"Preserving Our Wadatika Yaduan (Wadatika Language) for The People"
Our Wadatika Yaduan language preservation project is to capture the verbal pronunciations of 1000s of Northern Paiute words and phrases as spoken by the Wadatika Band of Northern Paiutes. Expert Northern Paiute Speakers within the community are interviewed by the Language Technicians trained in digital recording technology.The digital language recordings will be used in a wide variety of software applications including a Wadatika Yaduan "app" that will be available for Tribal community language learning activities. As we proceed, android tablets will be available for tribal community to check out. The Wadatika Yaduan Team will hold a series of community language learning sessions; wherein students of all ages will meet to practice conversational Paiute. The meetings will consist of interactive activities for the participant to play while in a group setting. These activities also encourage Wadatika Yaduan use at home. The games and lessons involve the whole community interacting and expressing our Wadatika Yaduan freely, lively, and vigorously: as it once was.
Language conference December 2016