The 10th Giving the Gift of Language

A Teacher Training Workshop for

Native Language Instruction and Acquisition

Missoula, MT

April 15-17, 2014





The University of Montana  

Hinono'eitiit Ho'oowu'

  (Strengthening Indigenous Languages & Cultures)  


Below are video clips of stories in Arapaho & in-class learning. 

To hear, click on a title.  Video clips can only be viewed using quick time and may take up to a minute load


Students tell stories and talk about learning language at workshop


  1.  May 2011 Grandfather is Ill

  2.  Nov. 2010 Robert Tells Coo'ouu3ih'

  3.  October: 2010 The Little

  4.  Erik's

  5.  June 5. 10 Don't Drink the 90 second clip.   

       Click here for translation and explanation of stories 1 & 2.

  6. March 11.10 Robert's comment on  Video runs 30 seconds 

  7.  Aug 2009: 1st Among the Birds.  Sound file

  8.  Kyra Hall 5.12.09.  This short example of a part of the final exam that shows

     several  cases where student self-corrects plus thinks through the language to 

     create, speak and learn  new language aspects. Video clip runs 8 min.

  9. Apr 09: Keith telling Coo'ouu3ih'ohut, the story of Flies High

    Click here for written English translation and read how Keith learned the story

10. 2008: A Man and His Two

11. 2007: Notkoniihii, the story of the Scout

     Click here for a written English  translation of the Scout and read how it was learned



Click on link below for a "Festival of the Book" interview and to hear an Arapaho song




Language Instructors Comment on ASLA

Students Comment on ASLA

2008 Teaching Comments on ASLA

2009 Teacher Comments on Class Instruction


2010 Teaching Comments on Class Instruction


2011Teacher Comments 

on Class Instruction


2012 Teacher Comments on Class Instruction


2013 Teacher Comments


2014 Student Teacher Comments


Sample of Final Exam

Collector's video

Bambi Speaks Arapaho

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