Endangered native american languages what is to be done and why james crawford situation of native american languages in the united states the crisis substantial 148530 in 1990 or 45 percent of all native american language speakers census bureau 1993. Sometimes they want to tell stories involving the local native american communities but dont have a way in an example worth pointing out is the four tribally run radio stations in minnesota each station produces content about language culture heritage and issues affecting communities. Research shows that language revitalization is a key empowerment tool for native american communities language learning confers cognitive advantages enhances self esteem and cultural well being and strengthens community bonds. Utilizing traditional storytelling to promote wellness in american indian communities felicia schanche hodge drph anna pasqua the american indian culture is maintained through the telling of stories particularly because it is a culture based on oral as opposed to written tradition native stories too present information at many . Native american story telling telling stories can revive our spirits and transform our perceptions of the world even when a story is not believable it can contain elements that speak to the human experience this point is made by tchin an award winning blackfoot and aragansett artist and story teller from norfolk virginia
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