CSUSB helps tribe preserve its language


NBC 4 News reports on the effort to preserve the  Luiseño language from extinction. About 20 years ago, perhaps fewer than a dozen native speakers had remained, and none on the Pechanga Indian reservation near Temecula. Now, children speak Luiseño every day at a Pechanga-run school, and the tribe recently began funding a graduate-level class at Cal State San Bernardino,  one of the few for-credit university indigenous-language courses in the country.

See also “Pechanga-sponsored Luiseño language program begins in CSUSB’s Department of world languages and literatures.”