Why Native American Languages Are Important to Me?
Indigenous Languages Must Be Reactivated in the American Schools
Why is it important to protect indigenous languages?
This research and assignment too me is personal, as well for edification. The subject matter has always been somewhat not to clear as to why so much mystery surrounds this part of American history. When the very native people of this land, languages was preserved. As I mentioned in my research paper of my personal connection to this very subject. It’s part of my history as well to learn as much as possible about my heritage and the words that was spoken and the deeper meaning behind those words, and the impact of the importance. Lets just think about it for a moment, how would you feel if you were the only person left in the world who spoke your native language? It seems unthinkable…but today when it comes to most natives Americans their lost in the midst of their own phenomenon…not not their own mother tongue, as the same goes for most African Americans, they are lost to their own mother tongues as well. It’s approximately around 4,000 Indigenous languages, whereas there’s over 7,000 known languages throughout the world, as you can see, the majority of the languages known too man, indigenous languages make up the majority, that’s why it is important to me too do the research and, pushed for and reactivation of those indigenous languages. I personally narrowed down this dilemma to merely dominant cultures, such as the European races superiority factoring in or even the coercion to abandon minority languages for fear of those individuals indigenous peoples using their own beliefs, cultural, and languages too become free of the dominants of their captivators. I can only imagine how anyone would feel for a moment about a time you felt like an outsider among people who spoke a foreign language. Besides the more obvious difficulties of not being able to express yourself in those circumstances. I feel somewhat like the native Americans about ostracized when it comes to another peoples social and cultural differences. My personal connections to this experiences are. Furthermore, personally, my maternal and paternal, grandparents was of the Cherokee nations. One of the them hailed from the northern region of Florida’s coastal area, and father’s mother was from the northern part of the “South Carolina” region. This is where the important parts comes into play, I feel as though that there’s a missing part of heritage, not even known other than the bits of pieces that was mentioned we I was very young. Not much was talk about in any given details. So much is a mystery surrounding that part of heritage, for at this time on a journey, to try to piece together as much as I can through research on those times when it comes too my people and what they where like and the parts of history that I can only imagine. I feel as though who can be a better spokesman’s than I can through my infinite wisdom and intuitive indigenous connections through spiritual ancestors. It’s encumbered of me and legacy, to preserve and protect future generations, and dying breed of the languages my ancestors spoke.
A quick update about native Americans, and their thoughts when it comes to their Languages they do not wish to share their language with outsiders, as they regard their language and certain cultural features as private tribal property only. In respect for the preservation of indigenous languages, and cultural heritage, it’s my belief that those languages must be maintained and preserved.