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Mapuche linguistic and cultural event in Santiago de Chile, September 2011. From left to right, María Inéz Huenuñir (Mapuche poet and language teacher), Giovana Tabila (Mapuche healer and cultural activist), Anna Luisa Daigneault (Enduring Voices field researcher and Latin American Projects Coordinator for the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages).

Photograph by Alvaro Salazar

In August - September 2011, linguistic anthropologist Anna Luisa Daigneault did research in South America for the Enduring Voices Project. She traveled to Peru and Chile to work with Language Technology Kit recipients as well as collaborate on several indigenous knowledge archiving projects.

Contact Anna Luisa Daigneault with any questions or comments at .

Download the pdf version of the South America Expedition.

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