Wonder what Nimiipuu sounds like?
In January, we shared with you the revival of the Nez Perce language in North Central Idaho classrooms thanks to a band of elders and teachers dedicated to preserving a language nearly lost.
Now comes more to the story. As part of our yearlong magazine series, The Learning Curve, we’re offering a companion storytelling podcast that reveals more about the extraordinary effort to save the language and preserve culture on the Nez Perce Reservation.
The Nez Perce language comes alive in the Ruralite-produced podcast. You won’t have to wonder what Nimiipuu sounds like. You will hear Nez Perce Language Program Coordinator Angel Sobotta share her journey and listen as her middle school students immerse themselves in heritage through the Nez Perce creation story.
One of our editors, Chasity Anderson, narrates the podcast. Listen to it on our website at www.ruralite.com/angels-journey.
This is year two of Ruralite magazine podcasting. The podcasts, produced in-house, do not replace magazine storytelling but offer a fresh way to experience stories. You get to hear from the people featured on these pages and often learn the story behind the story.
If you haven’t already, check out Heart of Community—our 2021 podcast series—which focused on rural arts as a comeback story.
Each podcast features the voices and sounds of those rising to the challenge. Go to www.ruralite.com/podcasts to listen to them all.
Please let us know what you think of our podcasts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this magazine edition, the second installment of The Learning Curve starts on page 12. Find out how rural high school kids with limited means are getting a leg up and learning how to navigate obstacles to success through an outreach called College Possible Oregon.
We welcome your tips about interesting education stories to share in 2022. Reach us at email@example.com.