November 11, 2008

When It's Gone It's Gone

A documentary filmed and produced by the Norman High School Native American Club. It examines the dying languages of Native Americans through the eyes of our Elders.Comment:  This video is long (17 minutes) but watchable. Considering it was put together by high-schoolers, it's pretty polished. I'm not sure you'll learn anything new about language preservation, but it's interesting to see people and places that usually aren't featured in Native films.

4 comments:

Kabe said...

Hey Rob, Kabespir here from the International Native and Metis Women's Council and ourcyberlodge group. THANK YOU! for the wonderful job that you are doing here! I just watched the "When it's gone it's gone" video, and other subjects on your pages!
I would like to link your site from our new website too.
You are doing a wonderful job!
Peace,
Kabespir
PS: How about doing a story on the Oneida Traditionals who lost their homes and Tribal Rights in OIN, NY?

Rob said...

Thanks for the kind words, Kabespir. Feel free to link to my websites and blogs.

Kabe said...

Thanks, Rob, good to hear from you. Sorry for the late reply. Will link you to the International Native Metis Womens Council Website, asap/working on it, again... We had our site go down and are rebuilding for the third time. I'll send the link in an email.

Kabespir

Rob said...

Indian country has thousands of stories I could cover. But I try to limit myself to my mandate in Newspaper Rock. Namely, the intersection of Native America and pop culture.

The Oneida story is important, but I don't think it has a pop-culture angle. Therefore, I probably won't be covering it. I already spend too much time on these blogs as it is.