Using Social Media to Keep Native Languages Alive

I came across this interesting article discussing how many people are using social media to revive and protect native languages. Just over a year ago, 23 year old Jacey Firth-Hagen started the social media movement #SpeakGwitchinToMe. #SpeakGwitchinToMe involves posting videos on social media translating simple words/phrases to Gwitchin. Can you think of other social media movements that have brought awareness to others?

Full Article here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/lost-found-and-shared-indigenous-language-speakers-on-the-rise-1.3410203/speakgwichintome-using-social-media-to-reclaim-language-1.3413960

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