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Robert Hall (Blackfeet / Aamsskaapipikani) is a Blackfeet Language instructor in the Piikani Language and Culture Division at Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. For more information about Robert Hall and his work see HERE and HERE.

Presentation title and abstract:

Memory, Brain, and Language Revitalization

All humans are equipped to learn language. The human brain is wired to learn and use languages. The struggles with language revitalization are due to the lack of materials, environment, and economy we find ourselves in because of colonization. Nevertheless, with proper language teaching methods, skillful writing systems and drills that work with a learners brain and neurology our languages can thrive. This takes understanding science and fitting science into our cultures and economy.