Ancient Voices – Modern Tools

Workshop Information

The Indigenous Language Institute workshops empower communities to create their own materials in their Native Language.

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Create Native Language Print Materials

Upcoming Workshops*

Contact Workshop Coordinator for more information.

Desktop Publishing is a creative and invaluable way of incorporating Native Language into everyday teaching materials. Where there are no materials in the Native Language, create your own.

This four-day training workshop at ILI's Technology Learning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico provides participants with computer and multimedia technology skills to create materials in print in the Native languages such as: storybooks, flash cards, brochures, calendars, newsletters, business cards, stationary, posters, flyers, visual aids for classrooms, etc.

Instructors provide hands on training on the following technology skills:

  1. Languagegeek Native language keyboards and fonts using Unicode universal font encoding
  2. Microsoft Publisher features produce dynamic print materials
  3. Scanning technology to add locally created and culturally appropriate images (e.g. artwork, photos, drawings or illustrations) to accompany Native text and stories
  4. Audio recording and editing to create “audio books” (CDs) to accompany the print materials

Create A Native Language Digital Story

Windows Movie Maker

Digital Storytelling” is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own 'true stories' in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. These stories usually take the form of a relatively short story (less than 8 minutes) and can involve interactivity.”

—Wikipedia definition

Upcoming “Digital Stories” Workshops

Click here for 2017 schedule

Digital Storytelling is a modern way to express the ancient art of storytelling by weaving together your Native Language, images, music and voice narration.

This four-day training workshop at ILI's Technology Learning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico provides participants with computer and multimedia technology skills to create short (3-5 minute) audiovisual stories in the Native languages using a computer. Workshops are offered in Windows platform for Movie Maker 2012 (part of Windows Essentials 2012 for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10). Participants bring a story they want to tell incorporating visual materials (e.g. photos, artwork or small video clips) and audio materials in the Native Language (e.g. songs, music or narration).Teams of two are recommended: one whis tech savvy and the other, an elder, who knows the language.

Instructors provide hands on training on the following technology skills:

  1. Photo/Graphics software – GIMP
  2. Movie editing software – Movie Maker
  3. Audio software – Audacity
  4. How to easily convert files to MP4, MP3 and other formats
  5. Scanning technology to add images to accompany audio content

Workshop History

These workshops have been conducted in various native communities throughout the United States and have reached out to over 170 Native Language communities and over 2000 individuals to date.

Previous IBM Sponsored Regional Workshops

  • Spring 2008: Storytelling with Technology held at Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington.
  • Fall 2007: Storytelling with Technology held at Winona State University, Minnesota.
  • Spring 2007: Storytelling with Technology hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hollywood, Florida
  • Fall 2006: Storytelling with Technology hosted by the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Spring 2006: Storytelling with Technology hosted by the Oneida Nation, Oneida, Wisconsin
  • Fall 2005: Storytelling with Technology hosted by the Pojoaque Pueblo, Pojoaque, New Mexico
  • Spring 2005: Storytelling with Technology hosted by the Pojoaque Pueblo, Pojoaque, New Mexico

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The ILI Regional Tech-Knowledge Workshops were made possible thanks to our partnership with IBM. IBM has been instrumental in funding the Storytelling with Technology workshops since 2005.

Workshop Schedule

Please Contact the Workshop Coordinator for more information.

2017 Digital Storytelling Workshop Schedule click here


Workshops in your Community

ILI can be contracted to provide these workshops in your community.

For more information, please contact the Workshop Coordinator or phone us at (505) 820–0311.


 

 


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