Book: 30 Year Tradition of Speaking from our Heart

American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart is a compilation of texts, essays, personal reflections, scholarly and creative writings. The publication celebrates the founders, instructors and students who have participated in AILDI and who are commited to keeping their Indigenous languages alive. Contributors include Ofelia Zepeda, University of Arizona; Akira Yamamoto, Kansas University; Teresa McCarty, Arizona State University; Lucille Watahomigie, AILDI founder; Larry L.Kimura, University of Hawaii-Hilo; and others. A hard copy of the publication can be purchased using this form. The book can also be ordered through the UA Bookstore. This publication chronicles the history and development of AILDI and is an essential tool for anyone interested in language revitalization.


by Teresa L. McCarty, Lucille J. Watahomigie, Akira Y. Yamamoto, and Ofelia Zepeda.

by Susan Paskvan

by Susan D. Penfield

by Bertney Langley, Linda Langley

by Freyda Craw

by Stacey I. Oberly

by Stacey I. Oberly

by Sandra Warlie

by Larry L. Kimura 

by Joe Sanchez

by Danny Lopez

by Valerie Switzler

by Akira Y. Yamamoto and Kimiko Y. Yamamoto

by Maxine Sam

by Teresa L. McCarty, Mary Eunice Romero-Little, Larisa Warhol and Ofelia Zepeda

by Nariyo Kono

by Ivan Ozbolt

by Marian L. Escalanti

by Ofelia Zepeda