Current Activities

  • Sept. 2019: Beginning work on the Wiyot Conversation Book Project (funded by grant no. MN-00-19-0028-19 from the Institute of Museum & Library Services)
  • Transcribing & posting native-speaker archival audio recordings held by UC Berkeley's California Language Archive (Weaver Denman, Della Prince, Nettie Rossig)
  • Creating online language-learning resources
  • Holding youth language classes
  • Collaborating with other Tribal departments to incorporate Wiyot language into departmental activities & programs
  • Collaborating with outside groups & agencies to incorporate Wiyot language into local trail signage, venues, organization names, and projects
  • Publishing language articles in the Wiyot tribal newsletter

Plans for the Near Future

  • Multimedia dictionary creation

Long-Term Goals

  • Creation of a digital database containing all known Wiyot words, phrases and texts from manuscript, print, and audio sources
  • Publication of a comprehensive Wiyot-English / English-Wiyot dictionary
  • Training of language teachers within the Wiyot Tribe