Disney's classic "Bambi" has been released in the Arapaho language to help preserve a fading Arapaho language and culture. The Wyoming Council for the Humanities, a non-profit, state-based educational program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has a limited number of videotapes of "Bambi" in Arapaho--the first feature length children's animated movie ever dubbed into a Native American language available for linguists, anthropologists, educators, and other interested persons.
The videotape is the result of a total immersion language project for children in grades K-3 conducted on the Wind River reservation and supported with funds from the Wyoming Council for the Humanities. In the Arapaho version of the fifty-two year old Disney classic, the voices are provided by Arapaho children and adults who participated in the language project in the small Arapaho community of Ethete, Wyoming. Proceeds from the videotape are earmarked for Native American language preservation projects.
For further information contact:
Judy Powers at JPOWERS@UWYO.EDU
Kate Browning at (307) 766-6496
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