View Talk: “How Technology is Saving Native Tribe Languages

Darrick Baxter, 2015 —

Five Questions with Darrick Baxter

darrick-baxterWhat motivates you?

I have the expertise, tools and determination that can help save many dyeing languages around the world. It is my mission in life to leave a legacy that will live on far beyond my time.

What do you do for a living, and why?

I am a full-time Entrepreneur and App Developer who creates Native American language learning tools for tribes in Canada and the United States. I do this because I want to help other tribes revitalize and pass on their ancestral teachings for generations.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?

I am excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg because my idea inspires people and motivates the listener to find new ways to save languages.

What is your idea worth spreading?

When a Native American Tribe finds themselves with only a handful of speakers in left, they call me asking for help. I would like to share what happens next.

What’s your connection to Manitoba?

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I attended school here at the University of Winnipeg. I currently live in Winnipeg.