Since 1966, CICD has designed and implemented innovative projects to meet fundamental American Indian community needs.
The production of lessons, dictionaries, word-lists, collections of stories, cassette tapes, videos, and other materials useful to language education is an important function of the Center for Indian Community Development. Following are some of the publications CICD has helped to produce.
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(Second Edition) A language pocketbook of Karuk phrases, village sites, word lists, and situational expressions. Written and edited by Sue Burcell, and Nancy Richardson, with the assistance of several Karuk elders.
A Tolowa language pocketbook of phrases, word lists, and situational expressions. Written and edited by Loren Bommelyn, Victor Golla.
(Second Edition, revised) Victor Golla, 1994. A Hupa Language Pocketbook, which is accompanied by an audiocassette as a compilation of Hupa words, phrases, place names and ideas. The handbook grew out of a need expressed at one of the Hoopa Tribe's Language Immersion Camps.
Written and edited by a team of Indian teachers and community people who were guided by the project coordinator, Alan Leftridge, a Humboldt State University Professor. The aim of the publication is to ensure the cultural integrity of Amercian Indian lands by preparing tribal communities to make informed decisions about land development, as well as to prevent household hazardous waste.
(Second Edition) Victor Golla, 1996. This dictionary contains the Hupa vocabulary -- including many inflected forms of verbs -- that is used or remembered by fluent speakers of the language. Some of this material was collected by linguists and anthropologists, including Pliny Earle Goddard, Edward Sapir and most recently Victor Golla. Much of Sapir's materials were obtained from interpreter Sam Brown, doctor Emma Frank and elder John Shoemaker. Golla collected extensive lists from Ned and Louise Jackson, Minnie Reeves and Rudolph Socktish. Publisher: Hoopa Valley Tribe
Editor: Dr. Ruth Bennett. The Hupa words in this book have been chosen for their usefulness in a cultural communication proficiency method. Illustrations include original drawings and photos of tribal members and places. Published by CICD.
Four Hupa Songs from Alice Pratt in the Hupa Language of California for High School, College, and Adult Education, edited and translated by Ruth Bennett. Book with accompanying audio tape.
By Rain Archambeau Marshall
Indian Tobacco Project