The first Language Nests (Kōhanga reo) began in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in 1982. Broadly, they are spaces where fluent speakers immerse young learners in their language.
Programs in Alaska
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Tanan Chat'oh - Gwich'in Language Nest
Tanan Ch’at’oh was a Gwich’in language nest located in Fairbanks, Alaska. It was home to a community based effort to revitalize the Gwich’in language, which is an endangered Arctic Indigenous language spoken by less than 800 people around the world. The inaugural cohort of 2yr olds started on March 15, 2021. It ceased operation in 2022.