"You're Trying Hard, but It's Still Going to Die": Indigenous youth and language tensions in Peru and the United States

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Abstract

This article discusses emerging research on youth and Indigenous languages. Based on a comparative and international Indigenous education study in Peru and the United States, the intersection between Indigenous community spaces, schools, and languages is examined. Given global trends of Indigenous language loss, comparative research provides the opportunity for exploration of these challenges in distinct settings where youth can help redefine local and national language and education policy as critical stakeholders and actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-86
Number of pages16
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Indigenous languages
  • Indigenous youth

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