A new report from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) spotlights research conducted under the auspices of the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program. Established in 2005 as a joint special initiative of the NEH and the National Science Foundation, the program supports projects to document, record, and archive information related to endangered languages worldwide that are on the verge of extinction—including hundreds of American Indian languages.

The DEL program could be jeopardized by proposed cuts to the NEH of 49 percent under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.  This link from the National Humanities Alliance will allow you to send messages to your elected officials concerning these cuts.  If you sent a message last week, please send this new message to both your Senators and Representatives. Click here to send a message today.