California 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 16

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/06/1998

PLACE OF BIRTH: Torrance, California

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Native American (Cherokee-Comanche) and Guatemalan

OCCUPATION: high school student

EDUCATION:

Subject was in 11th grade when this recording was made.

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

She has never lived outside Southern California.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Father is Cherokee and Comanche. Mother is of Guatemalan descent.

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RECORDED BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/04/2015

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

We went to Oklahoma for a conference. It’s like a business conference, since we do, like, the Phrases and Stages program. We go and we tell people about how we are keeping the culture alive but also teaching, like, parenting habits — just throw out examples, or my dad will, like, talk about when he was raising me and everything. So it’s really interesting, though, because you get to see other programs. Um, and it’s all with NICWA [ National Indian Child Welfare Association]. So you get to see all these other programs that are going on. So that’s really interesting. You get to see, like, people from other tribes. We actually saw people from Alaska, too, so that was crazy, you know? Their flight was extremely long! [laughs] Well, I had never met any of my, those family members [that live in Oklahoma] or I was too little to remember them. But, there were three daughters that were, like, around my age. I was the oldest, but they were around my age. But it was really interesting because we just, like, got along right away. We were family, you know! [laughs] So that was really fun. We went to the tribal museum.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Tanera Marshall

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/04/2015

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