native grasses

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passamaquoddy-maliseet sweetgrass harvest video

SWEETGRASS (video) Language Keepers began in 2006 as an experimental project to document endangered languages, addressing a central dilemma in endangered language work: the decline and loss of public group discourse. When a language is no longer spoken in groups outside the family or in public, it cannot be passed on or documented effectively. In […]

Posted: June 25 2020
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plowed under

Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.  Article by Jocelyn C. Zuckerman On a rainy Monday in mid-October, six middle-aged men in denim and camouflage sat bent over coffee mugs at the Java River Café, in Montevideo, […]

Posted: April 10 2014